When patients think about their oral health and wellness, what first comes to mind is often brushing and flossing of the teeth. However, there is much more to keeping the smile healthy. It also includes routine visits to the dentist.
Why are dental visits important to oral health and wellness?
Patients who brush and floss their teeth after every meal are definitely taking a proactive approach to their health and wellness. At the same time, patients should also understand the importance of visiting the dentist for a professional dental cleaning and examination twice a year. It can still be difficult for patients to reach certain areas of the smile to successfully remove bacteria, plaque, and tartar. Because of this, these can form on the surfaces of the teeth and gums and contribute to conditions such as tooth decay and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that can cause the loss of tissues, bone, and teeth, and tooth decay can greatly impact the structure of a tooth, eating away at the natural tooth enamel. Both of these conditions are not only preventable but should be diagnosed as soon as possible for successful intervention.
What is done for periodontal disease and cavities?
Cavities are addressed with fillings made of composite resin bonding which can keep the decay from progressing further. Periodontal disease, on the other hand, may require more invasive treatment. Thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums can address the early stages of gum disease, while later stages may require scaling and root planing as well as the application or consumption of antibiotics to control the infection. During a cleaning, patients will be able to catch problems while they are still small, and well before they become a much bigger issue!
Ready to discuss routine dental treatments for your smile?
Contact Dr. Robert J. Moretta of Sea Cliff Dental in HB, California to discuss the benefits of professional dental cleanings and examinations twice a year to maintain your oral health and wellness. The practice is located at 18652 Florida Street, Suite #300 and can be reached at (714) 848-4247. New and existing patients are welcome to visit and learn about the offerings here at Sea Cliff Dental for HB area patients!
Location: 18652 Florida St #300, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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