To maintain a healthy mouth, brushing twice a day, flossing before bed and eating a balanced diet need to be done in conjunction with regular dental cleanings and exams with our dentist, Dr. Nicole Chen. Call 661-501-4746 if it is time for your checkup.
Why Are These Visits Important, and When Should I Come In?
While our dentist can help you if you develop an oral health problem, it is easier, cheaper and less invasive to address them as soon as possible — and better still if we can prevent them from occurring at all! In order to do that, we need to see you for routine visits. In most cases, this means visiting our office twice a year. Many people plan their appointments in the spring and fall. Depending on the health of your smile, we may need to see you on a more frequent basis.
What Can I Expect?
A member of our team will thoroughly clean your teeth to remove the plaque and tartar than cannot be removed by brushing alone. We will floss and then polish your teeth, and we may use digital X-rays to provide our dentist with in-depth information about your smile. After your cleaning, our dentist will carefully examine you for smile problems such as tooth decay, dental damage, gum disease and oral cancer. We will talk with you about what we find and discuss any potential treatment options.
Things To Know
Your dental cleanings and exams with our dentist form the basis for a healthy, functional and attractive smile. In addition to these visits, you should always contact our office whenever you have an oral health concern. Moreover, you can help keep your smile healthy by regularly brushing and flossing your teeth, eating a healthy and balanced diet, and avoiding habits that can contribute to problems with your smile.