Preventative dentistry: For a lifetime of healthy, beautiful smiles
One of the best things you can do for yourself is to keep consistent hygiene visits at Glendale Dental Wellness. Routine check-ups are a cornerstone of preventative dentistry. They are essential for the health, function, and beauty of your teeth, gums, and mouth. Good oral health furthermore supports good overall health and well-being.
What to expect
For healthy patients across Southern California, check-ups are generally scheduled twice a year. During these visits, Dr. Ivan Chan examines your teeth and gums. As needed, he uses advanced diagnostic tools (such as digital X-rays) to better see the mouth’s inside and pinpoint problems like hidden decay. The idea behind regular evaluations is to catch problems in their earliest stages before they damage the teeth and supportive tissues.
No check-up would be complete without a professional cleaning. The “standard” cleaning done by our gentle and skilled dental hygienists involves removing surface stains, bacteria, and plaque build-up from the teeth and gum line. The teeth are also polished to bring out their most dazzling color and shine. This step in the visit removes what cannot be removed with OTC toothbrushes and products: stubborn or hardened plaque (tartar). With these visits, we can keep tooth decay and gum disease away. Your teeth remain stain-free and pain-free. Your gums stay healthy, and your breath remains fresh.
Other professional preventive services
During your 6-month appointments, Dr. Chan may also discuss and even administer additional treatments or products to protect tooth enamel and gingival tissues. These services include:
- Dental sealants – Thin, non-toxic, clear coverings applied to decay-prone back teeth. These coverings “seal out” bacteria, food debris, and other substances that are responsible for cavities and tooth decay.
- Fluoride supplementation – Available in everything from varnishes to foams, professional fluoride supplements help to remineralize the teeth and build up their protective “armor”: enamel.
- Oral appliance therapy – Specialized oral appliances or guards may be custom-designed to protect teeth from damage caused by bruxism (teeth grinding), injuries, or blows to the face during sports activities.
- And much more!
Are you due for your dental check-up? Call Glendale Dental Wellness at 818-243-3838 today. Regular appointments at our Glendale, CA office are an affordable, painless, convenient, and stress-free way to keep your smile happy, healthy, and beautiful.