Checkups & Cleanings - Torrance, CA
Keeping Smiles at Optimal Health
At Blue Coast Dental Group, we emphasize preventive dentistry in order to diagnose oral health issues in their earliest stages. That way, we can offer patients the most conservative treatment options, preserve natural dental structure, and help them avoid costly dental restorations. Advances in dentistry make it possible for more people than ever before to keep their natural smile for life. That’s why our goal for every patient is the preservation and restoration of their natural dental structure for a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.
Why Six Month Dental Checkups Matter
Each person’s oral health is unique, and dentists see a lot of smiles every day. In order for our team to catch possible oral health concerns as early as possible, it’s essential that we become familiar with each patients’ particular dental structures. Many of the most detrimental oral health issues begin with extremely mild symptoms that a dentist unfamiliar with an individual’s oral health may not be able to diagnose.
For instance, oral cancer in the early stages is easily overlooked as a red or white patch in the mouth. The more familiar a dentist is with a patient’s oral health, the easier it is to spot potentially hazardous changes.
Six month checkups with the team at Blue Coast Dental Group go beyond a dental examination. We start with X-rays when necessary, and examine every tooth, screening for dental decay, gum disease, bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching), temporomandibular joint disorder, and oral cancer. Based on this oral health assessment, we offer patients treatment recommendations, dental health education, and answers to questions. During a one-on-one consultation, we allow patients to be active participants in planning their future dental health care.
Professional Teeth Cleanings
Our team of dental hygienists offers patients decades of experience in oral health and hygiene. Their skilled cleanings remove plaque and tartar buildup to leave teeth sparkling. Professional teeth cleanings are necessary as plaque forms crystals, hardening and bonding to the tooth enamel. This hardened plaque, sometimes referred to as tartar or calculus, can only be removed by a skilled dental hygienist. Because the crystals bond with porous tooth enamel, patients are unable to remove tartar at home. Left unremoved, plaque and tartar can cause tooth decay and gum disease. Patients suffering from gum disease may need to receive professional cleanings more frequently.
Find Out More from Your Dentist in Torrance
If you’re new to Torrance, need a new dentist, or have questions about oral health and hygiene, contact Blue Coast Dental Group today. Our friendly dentistry team is always happy to answer questions, schedule first appointments, or help you understand your insurance and financing options.
If it’s been more than six months or even six years since your last appointment, don’t wait one more day! Let our friendly team help you achieve and maintain your optimal oral health with regular dental checkups and cleanings.