Dental Checkups and Cleaning
During a routine examination and cleaning appointment, Dr. Kashfian, or a dental hygienist, will thoroughly clean your teeth by removing mineral deposits and tartar buildup from teeth with special tools. Teeth will then be flossed and polished to help provide a smooth surface, preventing bacteria from adhering to teeth’s surfaces. Dental X-rays will then be taken in order to help aid in the diagnosis of the condition of your teeth, gums and bones.
Dental sealants may also be placed by Dr. Kashfian, expert in dental checkups in Beverly Hills and Chatsworth, in order to protect the chewing surfaces of your teeth from dental caries. Sealants are designed to prevent bacteria and food debris from being lodged in between tiny pits and fissures located on the chewing surfaces of your teeth.
Fluoride may be applied directly onto teeth. Fluoride can be used to help prevent the development of dental cavities. Dr. Kashfian, Beverly Hills dental cleaning dentist and Chatsworth dental cleaning dentist, may recommend a series of fluoride application for patients who are at higher risks for developing cavities.
Patients with active tooth decay and gum disease will be urged to improve or change their brushing and flossing habits. Patients with severe oral health complications may be prescribed additional supplements designed to help improve your oral health. These supplements include prescription strength fluoridated toothpaste, medicated mouthwashes, or even antibiotics for patients with progressive periodontal disease.
Contact Dr. Kashfian to learn more about the importance of regular professional dental checkups and cleanings, and to schedule your appointment.