Learn how a regular dental visit in Pasadena protects your teeth
Regular dental checkups are critical for maintaining a healthy smile. Food that collects in your mouth, especially food high in sugar, leads to bacteria growth and plaque. Acid from plaque-forming bacteria can start to degrade your teeth, and the plaque will mix with minerals from your teeth and harden into tartar, which can’t be removed by brushing.
Plaque and tartar build-up can lead to yellow teeth, bleeding gums, and bad breath. During a visit for a regular dental checkup in Pasadena, a highly skilled dental hygienist will perform a cleaning on your teeth using special tools that gently remove plaque and tartar on your teeth. The longer you go between cleanings, the more likely you are to develop cavities, periodontal disease, and other issues that require more intensive treatment than a cleaning.
A trip to the dentist goes beyond routine cleaning. During your visit, Dr. Marchack will also perform a thorough analysis of your oral health. This includes periodic X-rays to screen for cavities and checking each tooth for evidence for damage or decay. He will also evaluate the fit and condition of dentures or other appliances and check your fillings and crowns to see how they are holding up.
At-home hygiene is crucial to preventing cavities and gum issues, and Dr. Marchack can highlight areas in your mouth that need special attention and give you tips and practical demonstrations on how to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
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Don’t wait for a toothache
Depending on your oral health and risk factors, you should schedule a regular dental visit in Pasadena 2-4 times a year. Routine visits can save you money and prevent painful procedures. Oral hygiene is about more than a winning smile. Bacteria from tooth decay and gum disease can spread to the bones in your jaw, and in the roots of your teeth, it can cause infections, and other complications.
Our practice has been providing a full range of dental services to Pasadena residents since 1971, and we love to share our knowledge of dentistry. Contact our office to schedule your routine visit today or learn more about our services.Back to Cleaning Prevention Page