Dentist in Simi Valley discusses the importance of regular dental examinations and cleanings
At the Dental Center of Simi Valley, patients in and around the area can enjoy a wide variety of dental services. Dental examinations, cleanings, and procedures are performed by our dentist and staff. However, many patients do not maintain their regular recall appointment with their dentist, not realizing how important they are!
What is a recall appointment?
Dentists encourage patients to visit them once or twice a year for a recall appointment. These appointments are important because they give the dentist time to evaluate the smile, bond with the patient, and perform any necessary treatments. This includes a thorough cleaning. Even patients who brush and floss after every meal can benefit from dental cleanings, which provide an exceptional deep cleaning and flawless results. Additionally, an examination can be performed to check for problems such as dental decay or periodontal disease. These are issues that can be treated if caught early enough for proper intervention.
What is the benefit of a dental examination?
Dental examinations allow the dentist to monitor the health of the smile and make note of any unusual changes. During this time, the dentist may also educate patients on how to care for their smile and let them know of any procedures that can be performed to improve the function or appearance of the smile. These routine examinations can greatly reduce the risk of developing cavities and disease.
How often should I visit my dentist?
Most patients can schedule their recall appointment six months apart. However, patients who have had problems such as periodontal disease may be encouraged to see the dentist more often to monitor the condition and ensure the smile is getting restored back to health.
If you are due for a routine dental examination and cleaning, the team of the Dental Center of Simi Valley encourages you to call for an appointment. Our friendly front office team can be reached at (805) 579-0600 and is available at 4210 East Los Angeles Avenue, Unit F Simi Valley, CA 93063