Oral health is a lifelong journey, and we at Royal Dental Practice treat all of our patients like royalty, regardless of whether they are 8 or 80. This kindness and care support the healthiest partnerships between patients and our team, led by Dr. Roya Shoffet-Yaghoubian. Relationships are also built on consistency. Recall appointments or dental check-ups at our office in West Hills, California, are kept at least once every six months for “healthy” patients. During these appointments, Dr shoffet will clean your teeth and gums and coach you with proper oral hygiene techniques. These professional cleanings center on plaque removal and the removal of lingering food particles, surface stains, and harmful bacteria.
Plaque is constantly forming on your teeth. It is a sticky bacterial film. The bacteria in plaque feed off the sugars and starches in the foods we love to eat. In combination, the bacteria and foods release acids that erode the tooth from the outside inward. The destructive process of tooth decay ensues. It is critical to control the formation and accumulation of plaque. You can do so by adhering to good oral hygiene. Plaque can be managed with thorough and consistent brushing and flossing. With that being said, even the most diligent brushers and flossers among us cannot possibly remove all plaque from the teeth and gumline.
It is imperative to combine good hygiene practices at home with regular cleanings at our office. Additionally, Dr. Shoffet has the specialized training and instruments to gently and effectively remove plaque build-up. Accumulated plaque is called tartar or calculus, and it is so stubborn that it cannot be removed with standard OTC oral care products, like toothbrushes.
When We use our special training and tools to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums, we protect your mouth from the destructive effects of tooth decay and gum disease. These are the leading causes of tooth loss. Patients with existing gum disease can also benefit from a “deep cleaning.” Scaling and Root Planing removes plaque and tartar below the gumline and encourages gingival reattachment and healing by smoothing root surfaces that attract bacteria and plaque. So, our team can skillfully halt the progression of oral disease and, if detected sufficiently early enough, the effects of these conditions can even be reversed.
Royal Dental Practice preserves your natural, beautiful smile at every stage of life. Call (818) 334-6655 to schedule an appointment at our office or let us come to you with our mobile dentistry service.
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