The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that every person visit a dentist twice a year to receive a thorough exam and cleaning. However, many people miss these appointments because they believe if nothing is noticeably wrong, then there is no point in going to the dentist. Nothing could be further from the truth.
At Dental Land in Pasadena, we provide comprehensive preventive care like exams and cleanings to ensure you achieve and maintain optimal oral health and wellness.
The dental exam is a thorough inspection of your teeth, gums, and other soft tissues in the mouth. Our knowledgeable dentist uses a broad range of tools and instruments to see behind the teeth and in hard to reach places, including mirrors, lights, and picks. The goal is to identify any strange or unusual elements that do not belong in the mouth.
When you visit the same dental office over a long period of time, it becomes easier for the dentist to notice when something has changed. This can be essential in identifying issues early and giving you the treatment you need to stay healthy. At Dental Land in Pasadena, we love to form long term relationships with our patients to provide excellent treatment.
The cleaning is exactly what it sounds like. Our Pasadena dentist and hygienists use the latest tools and technology to remove the plaque and tartar that builds up on the teeth. This plaque is left behind by food and beverages and can eat through the enamel, resulting in decay, cavities, infections, and even tooth loss. Although most people brush their teeth at home, this often isn’t enough to prevent problems.
During the cleaning, the buildup is removed, and the gums are cleaned so that pockets of plaque and bacteria don’t cause gum disease. Afterward, our dentist can perform a fluoride treatment or apply a sealant to keep the teeth strong for a long time.
Exams and cleanings are easy to schedule because they can be completed in less than an hour. If you need an affordable checkup, contact us at Dental Land in Pasadena today. We can arrange an appointment at your convenience and help you get on track to oral health and wellness.