Dental Exam and Cleaning
Dental exams and cleanings support the appearance of patients while helping them avoid oral health problems. Normally performed at the same routine appointments, exams and cleanings provide opportunities for our dentist to look for problems and remove accumulated plaque and tartar from the teeth. These services are recommended for most patients at least once every six months, but patients with higher risks of oral health problems may benefit from more frequent check-ups. Here is more about how our Tujunga dental exam expert performs these procedures and how patients benefit.
Dental Exams Tujunga
Our expert in dental exam in Tujunga inspects several aspects of the mouth during check-ups. For example, our dentist performs an evaluation of the gums for periodontal disease, an examination of the teeth for signs of cavities, and an inspection of restorations, such as fillings and crowns, for indications of their condition. Our dentist also looks for signs of cancers affecting the oral tissues. Exams are performed by eye and through dental X-rays, which can spot problems that are hidden or microscopic and identify issues such as bone loss and improper development. During exams, our dentist can also answer questions and offer advice on proper methods of caring for the teeth and gums at home.
Dental Cleaning Tujunga
Regular cleaning of the teeth is an important component of preventive dentistry. While removal of accumulated plaque and tartar increases protection against tooth decay and gum disease, polishing offers enhancement of appearance. Our Tujunga dental cleaning expert begins by using scaling instruments to remove plaque and tartar before using a special brush to further clean the teeth. The polishing process removes stains and any remaining plaque.
Depending on medical history and risk factors, our expert in dental cleaning in Tujunga may also recommend fluoride treatment or sealants to increase protection against oral health problems. Fluoride helps strengthen teeth and aids remineralization after erosion or decay has already occurred. Sealants can be applied to fissures on cavity-prone teeth to act as shielding against acids and bacteria. To learn more about our dental exams and cleanings, patients can schedule a consultation with our dentist in Tujunga.