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The American Dental Association recommends that you have a dental checkup and cleaning twice a year. Here at Couture Smiles Dental Group, our routine dental checkup addresses multiple factors that are related to maintaining good oral health and detecting dental health issues.

During your appointment, one of our hygienists will use special tools to completely clean hardened tartar that has built up on your teeth. They will also keep an eye out for any overt signs of tooth decay or periodontal disease. Sometimes, X-rays will be taken in order to understand the health of a questionable tooth.

Once all of the hardened tartar has been removed, your hygienist will polish your teeth with a mildly abrasive paste. This polishing helps remove minor surface stains. If you have severe tooth stains, you might want to ask about your tooth-whitening options.

Next, your dentist, Dr. Armen Terteryan, will examine your mouth and check your teeth for any signs of decay. Your dentist will also inspect your gums for signs of gum disease. At the end of the checkup, he will check your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck for any signs of infection, swelling and oral cancer.

If you are due for a regular dental checkup in Woodland Hills, California, you should call Couture Smiles Dental Group at (818) 716.7966 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to seeing you!