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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Prevention and Gum Disease Treatment

How can we help you?

We want you to feel informed about any matters that affect your oral health. You can make much more confident decisions about your treatment when you understand what’s happening and how fixing the problem will benefit you.

That is why we always welcome questions at PhD Dental. The questions you ask help us understand what’s important to you and your family, which allows us to provide personalized treatment that meets your needs in every way.

Some of the questions we hear most frequently are listed below. However, we know that you may have others that aren't listed here. Please don’t hesitate to call us so a helpful member of our team can arrange a consultation with one of our skilled dentists to discuss your concerns.

Prevention and Gum Disease Treatment

Woman at Dentist | Lynwood CA DentistRoutine dental cleanings are one of the easiest ways to keep your smile healthy and avoid costly and complicated treatment. At PhD Dental, we generally recommend that you visit us for professional cleanings every six months.

For many people, visits twice a year for dental cleanings are perfect for monitoring their oral health and preventing problems like decay and gum disease. Even if you brush and floss like a superstar, you still need to have your teeth cleaned professionally twice a year to keep your smile as healthy as possible.

Why Do I Need Dental Cleanings?

Plaque is a sticky film that coats your teeth and contains bacteria that cause decay and gum disease. No matter how well you clean your teeth at home, your toothbrush and floss can’t reach into all the tiny spaces where plaque hides. If we don’t remove this film, it turns into a hard substance called tartar, which can be removed only by a dental hygienist using specialized instruments.

During your cleaning, your hygienist may find that you have gum disease. If so, she may determine that more frequent visits are needed to eliminate and control it. Cleanings three or even four times a year, in this case, are not uncommon.

Book your Routine Cleaning in Pico Rivera

If it’s time to schedule your next dental cleaning at our LA, Inglewood, Lynwood, or Pico Rivera dental office, please call the oral hygiene team at PhD Dental to arrange an appointment.

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