Dental Checkups & Cleanings – Burbank, CA

Preventing Dental Problems Before They Happen

One reason why tooth decay and gum disease are serious oral health problems is that they can develop without you noticing. As such, it’s important to take the time to see your preventive dentist on a regular basis so that they can check for issues in your mouth that you might not be aware of. Routine checkups and cleanings could ultimately help you avoid serious oral health complications later down the line. Reach out to us today if you would like to schedule your next preventive appointment with Dr. Ruiz.

Why Choose Dr. Ruiz & Associates for Dental Checkups and Cleanings?

  • Highly Experienced Dentist
  • State-of-the-Art Technology
  • Welcoming, Comfortable Office

Why are Regular Dental Checkups & Cleanings Important?

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You may not see any need to visit the dentist if you currently aren’t suffering from any notable oral health problems, but the fact of the matter is that it’s best to be proactive when it comes to protecting your mouth. If we identify early warning signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues, we can address them long before they can result in any emergencies.

On top of that, keeping up with your dental checkups and cleanings can also benefit you financially. It generally costs less to have dental problems caught and treated while they’re still small than it does to deal with them after they have reached their advanced stages. This is especially the case if you have dental insurance. Many insurance plans offer better coverage for checkups, cleanings, and other preventive services than they do for restorative procedures.

What to Expect During a Dental Checkup

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We’ll begin by carefully examining your entire mouth to see if there are any problems. An oral cancer screening will also be performed. X-rays may be taken to check for problems that might be hiding beneath your gums. (We typically take X-rays at least once a year.)

At the end of your examination, we’ll let you know about any issues that we’ve found and put together an appropriate treatment plan. We’ll also take the time to answer any questions that might be on your mind regarding our recommended treatments or the care you give your smile at home.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning 

Illustration of dental cleaning in Burbank, CA

We can identify areas where plaque and tartar have accumulated in your mouth. Then we can remove these harmful substances in order to reduce the chances of cavities and gum disease developing before your next visit. We will also floss your teeth as part of the cleaning process. Finally, any surface stains will be gently polished away to leave your smile looking its best.

Of course, you should already be brushing and flossing every day to keep your smile clean. However, professional cleanings are still essential because they provide a reliable way to get rid of plaque and tartar in areas that you might have trouble cleaning by yourself.