While brushing and flossing your teeth are critical to maintaining your dental health, professional dental cleanings are more thorough and can reach areas often missed with at-home brushing. Make an appointment with Dr. Armen Terteryan and his associates, Dr. Jonathan Gordon and Dr. Sean Fahid, for a comprehensive cleaning and dental checkup at their comfortable and convenient practice, Couture Smiles Dental Group in Woodland Hills, California.
Prophylaxis is commonly known as a dental cleaning. More specifically, prophylaxis is a deep dental cleaning that includes a careful dental examination to ensure that your smile stays in good health.
During prophylaxis, the skilled dentists and dental team will thoroughly clean all surfaces of your teeth, including hard-to-reach areas. They will remove plaque, tartar (hardened plaque), stains, and other particles from your teeth. This process includes a careful cleaning of the area under the gum line. The dental team will check your teeth, gums, and existing dental restorations for signs of damage or disease that may require treatment or repair.
If needed, Drs. Terteryan, Gordon, and Fahid will recommend dental treatment to restore your smile to optimal health. They will provide fluoride and other preventive treatments as needed to protect your teeth from cavities and tooth decay.
While brushing and flossing regularly help to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, a professional cleaning is significantly more thorough and can remove the buildup of plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing can’t reach. In addition to a more intensive cleaning, regular dental appointments allow Dr. Terteryan or one of his associates to monitor the health of your teeth, gums, and other soft tissues in your mouth.
Conditions like gingivitis or cavities may begin to develop without causing any noticeable symptoms. If Dr. Terteryan diagnoses an issue in its early stages, treatment is often easier and more effective.
The dentists recommend that you visit Couture Smiles Dental Group at least twice each year for a teeth cleaning. Routine dental cleanings and exams help to ensure that your smile stays in good health and that the dental team treats any damage as early as possible.
If you have periodontitis or other dental health issues, you may need professional cleanings and checkups more frequently. Dr. Terteryan will provide you with personal advice on how often you should have your teeth checked. For more information on prophylaxis, and to schedule your next visit to our office, call the office or book an appointment online. The team at Couture Smiles Dental Group is eager to care for your smile.