You’ve probably heard the old phrase, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to your oral health, this statement definitely rings true! At Royal Dental Practice inWest Hills, California, preventive care is the cornerstone of our practice. Regular dental cleanings and exams are important for preventing oral health problems that arise from insufficient oral hygiene and are also critical for detecting issues at their earliest stage when they are less time-consuming, less painful, and less costly to treat.
Regular dental visits are an essential component of maintaining good oral health. Even if you brush and floss your teeth daily, plaque can build up in hard-to-reach areas and harden into tartar, which cannot be removed at home with brushing alone. Tartar can then contribute to the development of cavities and gum disease.
When you visit the dentist for professional cleaning, we gently remove any plaque, tartar, and bacteria that have formed on your teeth, as well as polish your teeth to reduce the surface area for these disease-causing substances to thrive. In essence, this deep cleaning gives you a “clean slate” at the end of your visit, and returning every four to six months can help ensure that unhealthy calculus never remains on your teeth for an extended period. It also helps keep your smile looking sparkling and white! During your visit, Dr. Roya Shoffet also performs an in-depth examination to detect any potential issues that may have started developing since your last visit, such as:
Most dental issues are progressive in nature, which means that detecting them early on can help prevent you from suffering from unnecessary pain and needing more extensive treatments to restore your oral health.
Dr. Shoffet provides compassionate, non-judgmental care and is always welcoming new patients to join our dental family. To schedule your check-up, call Royal Dental Practice in West Hills, CA today! (818) 334-6655.
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