Hello and welcome to another August edition of the blog!
Here at Westwood Dental Smiles we provide comprehensive dentistry services to families in and around the Los Angeles, California area. We do our best to keep your mouth clean and your smile looking great.
As your partner in oral health, we wanted to pass along our dental health tips to keep your family on the good road all through the new school year.
Keep reading and then be sure to get in-touch to schedule your next preventive appointment with our team!
Brushing Is The Beginning
For a productive brushing session, you need to be gently covering all the surfaces you can reach, for at least two minutes at a stretch. This is your frontline of defense against bacteria, plaque, disease, and decay.
Flossing Takes It Further
Flossing gives you the chance to go after the area between your teeth that your brush will never reach. If you teach (and model) proper flossing techniques early on, your kids will take for granted that it is just part of the plan.
This is a lot easier than dealing with root canals, periodontal treatments, and extractions down the road!
Depending on your age, a good mouth rinse can increase the cleanliness of your mouth. The antimicrobial rinses are great for reducing bacteria, while fluoride rinses help reduce the occurrence of tooth decay and cavities.
Schedule A Dentist’s Appointment
We want to see your smiling face every 3-6 months. Regular dental exams allow us to have a more accurate picture of what is going on at any given time. At Westwood Dental Smiles, we make use of intraoral cameras and digital X-rays for the most accurate information to base our treatment plans on.
Additionally, we employ the VELscope oral cancer screening system to detect any abnormal changes in your mouth before they turn into major concerns. We also offer laser teeth cleaning and gum care to deal with the tartar and plaque that builds up in spite of diligent brushing and flossing at home. We can offer extra protection in the form of sealants. Adults without cavities or decay can benefit from dental sealants. These can help protect teeth and allow you to maintain excellent dental health and avoid future problems. For all children and teenagers between age 6 to 14 (the cavity prone years), Dr. Anderkvist recommends sealants to shield the premolars and molars.
Get Back On Track Today!
We hope you have been inspired by this post to get your oral health back on track!
At Westwood Dental Smiles, we perform advanced dental procedures as well as routine treatments, preventive care, restorations, orthodontics, cosmetic improvements, smile makeovers, full mouth rehabilitation, and sedation dentistry for those with anxiety.
Overall, our favorite aspect of dentistry is interacting with families and finding the best ways to collaborate with YOU on maintaining lifelong oral health. Anything we can do to alleviate pain, apprehension, and fear along the way makes it all worthwhile.
Contact our Los Angeles, CA dentist’s office today to get started!