Without a doubt, great oral hygiene affects more than your smile. It can also impact your overall health, as well. In fact, heart disease, strokes, and diabetes have been directly linked to poor dental hygiene. Therefore, it is important to visit your dentist regularly.
The American Dental Association recommends individuals visit the same dentist at least twice a year throughout their lives for regular preventive treatment. Doing so will ensure you maintain good oral health.
During a dental exam, Dr. Cohen and the dental hygienist review your history and dental hygiene practices. They then perform a thorough inspection of your teeth, gums, and other soft tissues to see if any current problems need to be addressed.
Regular dental cleaning is important because it gives Dr. Cohen the chance to see where you might be struggling with your home care.
Over 50% of the United States population has gum disease, and even more, people struggle with cavities. During your exam, Dr. Cohen and the hygienist can see if you’re starting to develop unsatisfactory oral conditions and will recommend treatments and ways to improve your overall wellness.
Our hygiene staff looks for early signs of gum disease and other issues that might plague the mouth. Periodontal/gum disease can be kept under control by using a system called Perio Protect®️.
Perio Protect®️ is a comprehensive method customized for individual patients to help manage biofilms, communities of bacteria, growing in the spaces or pockets between teeth and gum tissue. The overall goal of the Perio Protect Method™️ is to manage oral biofilm with minimally invasive dentistry for lasting oral health. To find out more about Perio Protect®️, please schedule an appointment today. We’d love to see you smile!
IF IT’S BEEN MORE THAN SIX MONTHS SINCE YOUR LAST DENTAL CHECKUP, THEN IT’S TIME TO CONTACT OUR PRACTICE AND SCHEDULE YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT!
Professional dental cleaning is an appointment where our hygienist uses specialized tools to eliminate built-up plaque from your teeth and gums. Dentist teeth cleaning is necessary to remove the infection and cavity-causing bacteria that build upon the teeth over time.
By getting regular professional cleanings, we eliminate plaque that can’t be reached by your toothbrush. Our hygienist will also demonstrate proper flossing & brushing techniques.
If cavities or signs of gum disease are detected, a treatment plan will be established to address the care you need, and a follow-up appointment to treat your dental needs will be scheduled.
Plaque and tartar are caused by the bacteria that thrive in your mouth. Oral bacteria can lead to bad breath, mouth problems, and health complications. Patients who avoid dental visits are particularly at risk for oral/systemic health issues. Gum disease must be treated early. Gum disease and its effects are a significant factor in the general health and wellness of patients.
The longer you wait to address your gum disease, the more invasive your infection will become. Keeping up with your scheduled professional cleanings and exams with Jeffrey L Cohen, DDS, at the recommended intervals will prevent the need for more extensive treatment or tooth loss. We want to help you achieve and maintain excellent oral health because this affects your overall health and wellness!
If you are near Covina, CA and are looking for a dentist to help you improve your overall health and wellness, call Jeffrey L Cohen DDS in Covina, CA today to schedule an exam.