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Dental Exams and Checkups in Norwalk, California
A dental health examination is vital not just for your teeth but for your overall well-being. The Dental Health Group in Canoga Park, CA is a welcoming and respectful environment with modern technology and expert care. Whether it’s been six months or six years since your last dental check-up, we’d love to meet you.
Dental check-ups allow us to review the health of your teeth, gums, and mouth, as well as the muscles and tissues around your jaw. This helps us suggest how to best care for your teeth so you can avoid complications like cavities and gum disease. Routine dental check-ups detect small problems before they become much more serious issues. If you live, work, or go to school in the Canoga Park area, we make it easy to find an appointment that fits your schedule.
Practicing good oral hygiene eliminates harmful bacteria from your mouth. Bacteria builds up and gradually forms plaque that can harden and lead to long-term ailments such as gingivitis, a mild form of gum disease, and periodontal disease. Having a good dental care routine (brushing, flossing, mouthwash rinse) and regular dental health examinations will keep your mouth healthy and prevent inflammation, infection, decay, and tooth loss.
Dental exams should generally take place every six months. However, we may suggest that you visit more frequently based on factors such as smoking, frequency of cavities, and genetic susceptibility to tooth decay and gum disease.
At a typical dental check-up, our team will thoroughly clean your teeth, removing any surface stains or deposits (also called tartar or calculus). We will also check for signs of tooth decay and gum disease. We may also perform an X-ray to identify any tooth problems below the gum line. Finally, we will demonstrate proper dental care for you to follow at home and provide suggestions on how to improve your oral health habits.
The dentists and dental hygienists at The Dental Health Group in Canoga Park are friendly and welcoming. While we suggest that everyone brush their teeth twice a day and floss every day, we understand that may not be your current routine. Don’t be embarrassed to be honest about your oral health habits—our team is not here to judge you but to work with you to ensure good dental health! At the end of the dental health examination, we will schedule a follow-up appointment or your next six-month dental check-up.
If you’re looking for a dental practice in Canoga Park, CA, make an appointment with The Dental Health Group. Please explore our website to learn more about our full menu of services. We look forward to seeing you!