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The Importance of Routine Dental Exams and Cleanings

If you live a busy lifestyle, it’s easy to put dental visits on hold until you can find the time to squeeze them into your schedule. But routine dental cleanings & exams are essential to good oral health. By neglecting professional oral care, you risk developing problems like oral infections, decay, and periodontal disease. At Mid-Valley Dental Care, Northridge, California, we recommend seeing your dentist twice annually for routine exams and cleanings to keep your smile looking its best.

Importance of Regular Dental Exams & Cleanings

With dental exams, Drs. Terence Lau, Casey Lau, and Kayla Lau can detect dental problems sooner rather than later when they’re easier to treat. Taking care of dental issues while they’re small could save you the expense of lengthy treatments in the future. 

Routine dental cleanings rid your teeth of plaque and tartar build-up. Teeth plaque removal is essential for good oral health as plaque and tartar breed harmful bacteria that can cause cavities and gum disease. Brushing can only do so much to remove plaque and keep bacteria at bay. Your Northridge dentists use special dental instruments to get your teeth sparkling clean. 

Periodontal Cleaning

If we discover signs of gum disease, we may need to do a deep cleaning of your teeth. Deep cleaning teeth involves scaling to remove plaque and tartar above and below the gum line and root planing to smooth rough root surfaces to keep bacteria from accumulating on your teeth again. These procedures help reverse the effects of gum disease to restore your oral health. 

Preventive Dental Care

Many dental problems can be prevented by seeing your dentist for routine dental care. Through regular exams and cleanings, you can enjoy:

  • Fresher breath 
  • Fewer oral issues that cause pain and discomfort
  • A beautiful smile and healthy gums
  • Better oral health 
  • Fewer dental bills

The more proactive you are in caring for your teeth, the healthier your smile will be. 

To schedule a dental exam or cleaning with Drs. Terence Lau, Casey Lau, or Kayla Lau in Northridge, CA, contact Mid-Valley Dental Care at (818) 886-3500.

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