Did you know that many diseases and health conditions start to show their presence in the body through your mouth first? A healthy body is reflected through a healthy mouth. Both PCH dental and the American Dental Association know that good dental health plays a key role in your overall health, that’s why we recommend visiting your Torrance dentist every six months minimally. Finding a dentist that offers the preventive services you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy can be difficult, but our dental professionals offer the highest standard of dentistry. PCH Dental can help you maintain, improve, and prevent problems in your smile before they become serious.
Checkups & Cleanings for All Ages
Your foundation for a lifetime of great oral health should be established as soon as the littlest member of your family erupts their first tooth. Keeping your regular dental appointments every six months dramatically improve your overall health and dental health no matter what age you are.
During your regular visits your oral tissues, head and neck, and inner workings of your mouth with being examined for issues like tooth decay, gum disease, teeth grinding, and oral cancer. We also use advanced technologies like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras to get a better look at your mouth inside and out.
Right after your dental exam, your cosmetic dentist in Torrance will systematically clean the plaque and tartar buildup from all areas of your mouth. This will dramatically lower your risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and general health issues that can be catalyzed by dangerous dental bacteria. Not to mention, these professional cleanings will keep your smile bright and aesthetically pleasing.
Dental Sealants & Fluoride Treatments
Our dental professionals work to prevent dental problems, not just repair them. Dental sealants are a great way to prevent tooth decay. High-risk patients for tooth decay may be recommended to have a simple liquid sealant placed onto the surfaces of their teeth to further stabilize their teeth. This can be done conveniently during your six-month checkup.
Reducing your risk for developing cavities can be achieved with a quick, topical fluoride treatment. Typically, fluoride is for our younger patients, but we offer it to any patient who is considered high-risk for tooth decay. Again, it’s a simple coat that’s applied to your teeth and further strengthens your teeth.
Oral Cancer Screenings
The dark reality of oral cancer is that this disease takes a life every hour, every day, 365 days of the year. More than 50% of patients diagnosed with oral cancer don’t survive the next 5 years. These statistics are scary but only because patients aren’t aware that they can significantly raise their chances of surviving oral cancer by being diagnosed in its early stages—by upwards to 80-90%! PCH Dental offers oral cancer screenings during your regular dental appointments to help improve those statistics and save our patients from ever facing the stark reality of a late diagnosis.
Visit PCH Dental ASAP!
General and preventive dentistry services are essential to maintaining a healthy mouth and body. Each time you receive these services among any other dental treatments, you will work one on one with one of our dental professionals and develop a custom dental plan. Contact our office today and start working towards your smile goals.