The importance of good oral hygiene is critical to both your mouth and the rest of your body. Believe it or not, poor oral hygiene can lead to a variety of dental and medical problems. Here is a list of the most common ailments, but not an entire list. Gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Regular check ups and cleanings with your dentist in Marina Del Rey can prevent these health problems, and also provide you and your family with good oral hygiene.
Going to the Marina Del Rey dentist for a professional teeth cleaning at least twice each year is highly recommended to improve and maintain your oral health. The Academy of General Dentistry strongly suggests dentists and hygienists to perform dental cleanings on patients every six months. Professional dental cleaning reinforces the home oral health regimen of brushing and flossing. Regular dental cleanings also provide your Marina Del Rey dental group the opportunity to find areas in the mouth that require individualized, special attention.
Patients who regularly practice good oral hygiene at home using proper brushing and flossing techniques, typically do not experience discomfort during cleanings. Unfortunately, patients who have neglected their general oral hygiene habits may experience tooth and/or gum discomfort or sensitivity during a dental cleaning. If you’re experiencing pain or sensitivity during a dental cleaning, we’ll stop our work to apply topical anesthetic to alleviate any discomfort.