Cleanings & Prevention

Professional dental cleanings are an important part of your regular dental checkups, which you should schedule with Toluca Lake Cosmetic Dentistry every six months.

During the cleaning portion of the exam, your hygienist will remove plaque, tartar and stains. He or she will also apply fluoride and polish your teeth, as well as educate you about proper home care and the best ways to maintain your oral health. A dental cleaning will have you leaving our office feeling refreshed and happy with your clean, beautiful smile.

Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. Sugars in food and drinks play a major role in the development of cavities. Bacteria within the plaque use the sugar as energy and release acid as a waste product, which slowly dissolves the enamel on the teeth. 

Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.

At Toluca Lake Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re committed to providing our patients with the best experience and outcomes possible. To ensure that happens, we’re also committed to investing in the most advanced technologies available, which includes digital x-rays.

Digital x-rays offer clear, detailed images that allow us to better see what’s going on in the mouth. This improves our ability to diagnose problems and to treatment plan, leading to more predictable results and happier patients. Digital x-rays enhance patient comfort, save valuable time and expose patients to less radiation than traditional x-ray technology.

Dental X-rays may reveal:

  • Abscesses or cysts.

  • Bone loss.

  • Cancerous and non-cancerous tumors.

  • Cavities between the teeth.

  • Developmental abnormalities.

  • Poor tooth and root positions.

  • Problems inside a tooth or below the gum line.

 

Detecting and treating dental problems at an early stage can save you time, money, unnecessary discomfort, and your teeth.

If you’re interested in learning more, feel free to call our office. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have and to schedule an appointment.

Digital Dental X-Rays

 

During your regular checkups at Toluca Lake Cosmetic Dentistry, you can expect a comprehensive dental exam and guidance on how to keep your smile healthy and bright. Your dentist and hygienist will closely inspect your mouth for any problems, such as cavities or gingivitis, then thoroughly clean and polish your teeth.

What you should expect the dentist and hygienist to examine:

  • Examination of your X-rays

  • Oral cancer screening

  • Gum health and disease evaluation

  • Examination for cavities

  • Examination of all the existing restorations

 

Regular checkups, which we suggest you schedule at least every six months, also give you the opportunity to ask questions about our services and to bring up concerns you have about your oral health. If any problems are discovered during the dental exam, we’ll work with you to create a treatment plan that will get you back to optimal health as soon as possible.

Remember, it’s also important to maintain a home care routine that includes proper brushing and flossing. This, combined with regular checkups, will help ensure your mouth stays in good health.

Dental Exams

 

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