Upon visiting our Placentia dentist office, we are always recommending that patients schedule the next one at least once every six months. This is not only because we like to keep track of what is going on with a patient’s oral health, but also because it allows us to perform routine maintenance on the patient’s teeth in much the same way as seeing a doctor for an annual physical. We understand that preventive medicine is far better and often cheaper than treating a disease. As a result, we work hard to inform the patient on how to best take care of his or her teeth. We help teach patients the routine oral health steps necessary to keep teeth in the best condition for a beautiful smile. As a dentist, we dedicate ourselves to keeping a patient’s teeth healthy with routine and preventive care, emergency treatment, and normal dental solutions. Treatment becomes far easier if one has a regular routine of coming in to see the dentist at least once every six months.
When you visit on a bi-annual dental visit:
- We examine your teeth
- We give a professional dental cleaning
- We conduct diagnostic work
- We take any preventative steps toward the forming of dental diseases
- We complete restorations
When you come into our Placentia dentist office for your bi-annual visit, you are doing a number of things that will help improve the longevity and life-cycle of your teeth. When you come in to see us, we will offer you a professional cleaning, which is part of the routine checkup. Professional cleaning removes plaque and tartar buildup, which can prevent the occurrence of periodontal disease. A deep cleaning of your teeth is not something that you can replicate with your regular toothbrush. We also will floss your teeth, getting between the grooves and in those hard-to-reach tight spaces that you may miss with regular brushing. The professional cleaning allows us to make sure that when you walk out of the dentist office, you have a perfectly clean mouth.
In addition to providing routine cleaning, we will also look for early warning signs of disease. We will be looking for problems that you may not have felt yet or may not see. Many issues like cavities, gum disease, and even oral cancer are not visible or do not cause you discomfort until they are in more advanced stages. When you come in on a regular basis, this allows us to check for these kinds of diseases and catch them early. In this way, we can treat them before they become more serious. Oral cancer screening has become part of the procedures we perform at our dentist office.
Even if your teeth are perfectly healthy, we will make recommendations and tips that will help you continue to keep your teeth healthy. We help you keep on the routine, remind you to change out your brushes, and give the advice that you need to remain healthy.