Regular Teeth Cleanings is The First Step towards Great Oral Health

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You deserve a healthy smile today, tomorrow, and for many years to come. But getting that smile requires some effort. You may have to brush twice a day and floss daily at home. However, that is not all — you need to make bi-annual appointments with a dentist. Regular dental checkups from Volterra Dental of Los Alamitos, California, complement your at-home oral care to keep your oral health in great shape.

Why professional cleanings are essential for your oral health

Cleaning your teeth is a no-brainer — it’s all about flossing daily and brushing your teeth at least twice a day. These at-home oral care practices are integral in removing plaque buildup to keep gum disease at bay. However, since plaque hardens to form tartar, you need the help of a dentist because the cleaning you do at home isn’t enough to eliminate stubborn tartar.

Are you thinking of skipping the upcoming dental appointment? Please don’t. Professional dental cleanings are vital for your oral health and avoiding them puts you at risk of painful and costly dental problems. Here is why dental cleanings are integral for your dental health.

  • Gum disease prevention: If tartar left on your teeth and gums isn’t removed, it’s only a matter of time before gum disease starts knocking on your doors. Professional cleaning removes plaque and tartar on your teeth and beneath the gum lines, keeping gum disease in check. And should we spot signs of gum disease, we offer early treatment before it progresses to full-brown, irreversible periodontitis.
  • Prevents tooth loss: It only takes the eyes of a professional to spot all the cavities in your teeth. And as you know, if cavities aren’t treated, they grow into larger pits and eventually lead to tooth loss. However, dentists can spot signs of tooth cavities during dental checkups and recommend effective treatments.
  • Oral cancer detection: During your bi-annual dental appointments, Dr. Richard Blackburn examines your mouth to look out for lumps, sores, lesions, and other abnormalities that may indicate the presence of mouth cancer.

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New Patients: (562) 501-3188 | Existing Patients: (562) 596-7484


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Ready to enjoy the lifelong benefits of a healthy smile? Why don’t you dial (562) 501-3188 to book an appointment with Volterra Dental? Our dental team is dedicated to helping you keep your beautiful, healthy smile for life.

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