Your smile is more important than you may realize. After all, it’s what you show the world when you express your most positive emotions, and a confident smile can help you advance in both your personal and professional life. Here at Studio City Dental Center, it’s our goal that each patient is able to do everything possible to prevent problems from ever occurring, and there are some simple tips you can employ to do just that.
An Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure
When it comes to proper dental care, our staff stresses the importance of daily maintenance. However, all too many people fail to give their teeth the time and attention they need, instead opting to seek dental care only when problems arise. We make it a goal to educate our patients, since we want to ensure they are able to properly preserve and be proud of their smiles.
Just some things we advise everyone to do include:
- Brush and floss your teeth twice daily, preferably after meals
- Avoid frequently eating sugary foods and beverages
- Use approved toothpaste containing fluoride
- Use mouthwash
- Don’t forget to brush your tongue–food particles and bacteria reside there!
Professional Cleanings and Treatments
Whether you’re new to the area and seeking a dentist in Studio City or just looking for a new approach to appropriate oral care, our staff is ready to provide the services you need. Dr. Zareh Kouyoumdjian has earned a stellar reputation for patient comfort and care, and we are here to ensure you are doing everything possible to keep your smile in check. We also help keep you up-to-date when it comes to regular cleanings and treatments, so call today and schedule an appointment.
The gums and teeth are two of the most important components of the human body, but the care is often overlooked by the many. Periodontal disease is nothing to take lightly. This inflammatory gum disease can lead not only to tooth loss, but have an overall detrimental effect on the entire body.
The two main types of periodontal disease are called gingivitis, which causes inflamed sores in the gum line, and periodontitis, which is a more serious type of disease that severely affects the bones in the gums as well as the tissue connecting the teeth and gums.
Symptoms of periodontal disease include:
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
- Receding gum line
- Swollen gums
Periodontal disease can be prevented by daily hygiene habits such as brushing at least twice a day, eating a well-balanced diet, flossing daily, receiving oral examinations and cleaning regularly and quitting smoking. This can prevent the more extensive procedures necessary for treating periodontal disease such as root planing and scaling and the more serious procedures such as guided tissue regeneration, flap surgery, soft tissue grafts and bone surgery.
Periodontal disease has also been connected to other serious inflammatory issues such as diabetes, heart disease along with conditions such as cancer, respiratory disease and osteoporosis. Preventing periodontal diseases can lessen the risk of developing these diseases, and reduce the severity of its symptoms if any of these conditions appear.
Here at Studio City Dental Center we help prevent the development of periodontal disease as well as treat mild and severe cases of the condition. Contact us today for a consultation and checkup to determine if action should be taken to avoid the complicated effects of periodontal disease!