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How Preventive Dentistry Starts at Home

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Preventive dentistry starts at home, but a dentist and hygienist also play a vital role.

The first step in prevention is brushing and flossing regularly—at least twice per day—and avoiding sugary treats and beverages.

However, this is only part of it. Without regular dental exams and twice-yearly teeth cleanings in Manhattan Beach or Woodland Hills, CA, even the best oral health routine at home will not be enough to prevent:

  • Cavities
  • Gum infections
  • Dental emergencies
  • Periodontal disease

The Goals of Preventive Dentistry

The goals of preventive dentistry are to prevent infections, cavities, periodontal disease, dental emergencies, and other issues that may compromise your oral health and cause tooth loss or the need for aggressive therapies.

Our dentist advises brushing ...

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Why Do You Need a Regular Dental Cleaning?

You might be wondering what the point of dental cleaning is. In fact, it is one of the most important services Modern American Dentistry offers to the Southern California communities. Regular Dental cleaning is the best preventive measure you could take to ensure the optimum health of your teeth and gums, and prevent significant restorative work being needed later down the track. Here’s why:

Dental cleaning involves the removal of plaque and tartar that have built up on your teeth between appointments.

Even if you practice a strict brushing and flossing routine, it is likely that you will still have plaque and tartar to remove. This is because your saliva contains calcium ...

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Myths about Dental Cleanings

How often do you get your teeth cleaned? If you can’t remember the last time you had your teeth cleaning, you can only expect to suffer from tooth problems in the coming months. Although it may seem as if tooth cleaning is only an extra service that people avail of if they want to, it is a lot more important than that. In fact, everyone must avail of this service on a regular basis because without it, tooth problems will come.
And yet there are a lot of things about this dental service that people still need to discover. Sometimes people tend to disregard the facts because there are too ...

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