Discover The Benefits Of Modern Preventive Dentistry In Los Angeles, California
Welcome to another February edition of the Westwood Dental Smiles blog!
…tired of worrying about your health?
…serious about keeping your mouth clean?
…ready to get the smile of your dreams?
Great! Then we can help you change your life for the better with our comprehensive preventive dentistry services in L.A. Around here, we go to great lengths to ensure that we are optimizing your oral health with everything we do. Today, we’d like to highlight some of the pieces of prevention that we put into play once you’ve been entrusted to our care.
It’s no secret that X-rays are an essential part of any thorough dental evaluation. It is part of the process that helps us detect any emerging causes for concern.
Still, many patients are rightly concerned about the radiation exposure that goes along with it. That’s why, at Westwood Dental Smiles, we now use digital dental X-rays to make our dental exams safer and our treatment planning more targeted.
In case you didn’t know, digital X-rays are similar to digital cameras. Rather than using old-school film to capture and store images, digital X-ray machines capture images and record them electronically. As such, you can immediately view the results on a monitor, and our team can discuss them with you in real-time.
One other big advantage of using digital over traditional X-rays is the reduced amount of radiation –up to 90 percent less than traditional X-rays!
Technology is the key to progress when it comes to preventive dentistry. We actually have two different ways for using the dental laser cleaner in our L.A. office. One of them is called laser bacterial reduction, which helps with gingivitis and any infection of your gums. The second type of laser procedure that we use at Westwood Dental Smiles is in conjunction with deep scaling and root planing of plaque and bacteria. We have invested in this technology to make it easier for you to keep your health in tip-top shape.
As an added layer of protection, we offer dental sealants in our office. These are great for patients of any age and are especially helpful in children. So, what is a dental sealant? A sealant is a thin resin material that gets applied to the grooves or fissures of your teeth. This preventive procedure is quick, painless and helps you enjoy decay-free teeth for many years to come. How do they work? Sealants quickly bond to the teeth to “seal” them and stop food particles, acids and plaque from entering the tooth grooves, thus keeping you safe.
We are confident that our dental sealants will make it easier for you to maintain a great-looking smile all through life. Doesn’t that sound nice?
Take The Next Step Today!
We hope that you will be inspired by this blog post to learn more and get started! Find out more about preventive dentistry by calling our Los Angeles, CA dental office at 310-208-4084 or by contacting us through our online form.