To maintain optimal oral health and a beautiful smile, it is necessary to receive regular dental checkups at least twice per year. These visits allow our experts to closely examine the current state of your teeth and gums. We also take the time during these appointments to remove any harmful accumulations of tartar and plaque that may be present. For most people, the regular dental checkup is the only opportunity to receive confirmation that they are free of problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, oral cancer and more. That makes these visits extremely important for anyone who wants to maintain great oral health. And after the checkup, the patient will surely enjoy the feeling of oral freshness and cleanliness that will last for many months to follow.
A full examination provides our experts the opportunity to check the patient’s teeth and gums for any signs or symptoms of oral health problems that they may be experiencing or are starting to develop. During the full examine, we look for issues such as tooth decay, cavities, tooth shifts and gum disease. If we find anything concerning or unusual, we may advise the patient to make changes or adjustments to their oral care habits. We may also recommend additional treatments to address the problem.
A professional cleaning is a specialized process designed to remove any harmful build-ups and accumulations that are found on a person’s teeth and around the gum line. The process also helps teeth appear clean and healthy, and it provides the patient with the pleasant sensation of oral freshness. Special dental tools will be used to remove and tartar and plaque that may be present. Next, the teeth are thoroughly cleansed and polished.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a serious condition that can develop at any time. That is why our experts always keep a close eye out for the disease. Cancer is best treated in its earliest stages, so it is very important that we catch the problem as soon as possible. Our experts will examine the patient’s lips, tongue, face, gums, throat and other soft tissues for any signs of the disease.
Our experts use X-rays to obtain a complete view of the hidden areas inside a patient’s mouth. Certain oral health problems and conditions can only be detected using this process. Some of the issues that are likely to be discovered by taking X-rays include tooth decay, gum disease, jawbone loss, cysts and oral cancer. In the event that anything is found, we will make sure to share the findings with the patient as quickly as possible. Our practice offers options for both digital and traditional X-rays.
DiagnoDent is a high-tech laser fluorescence cavity detection aid which measures changes in tooth structure caused by cavities. It is particularly useful for pit and fissure (chewing surface) areas, even in cases when the outer tooth structure appears to be intact. This device provides over 90% accuracy in detecting early cavities. No other procedure, whether visual or X-ray based, achieves results like these. DiagnoDent also allows us to check for any signs or symptoms of gum disease.
Receiving regular dental checkups is very important for staying on top of your oral health. Our experts will check to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy and free of any serious conditions. You may call us at (888) 887-7076 for our Huntington Beach location or at (888) 887-7076 for our Beverly Hills location.