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The Foundation of a Healthy Smile

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Keeping up with dental exams and cleanings might not top your list of favorite activities, but it's a must if having a bright, healthy smile is important to you (which it should be!). It’s easy to put off a dental exam when life gets busy, especially if your teeth aren’t bothering you. However, these regular check-ups with Dr. Mariam and Dr. Yara at Foothill Family Dental Group are your first line of defense against problems that can derail your beautiful smile and impact your overall health.

Why Dental Exams and Cleanings Are Non-Negotiable

Brushing and flossing at home is great, but it can only do so much - there are cracks and crevices that even the most diligent brusher and flosser simply cannot reach! Dental exams and cleanings dive deeper to target the plaque and tartar that home care can't always get rid of. From identifying cavities that are just forming to spotting early signs of gum disease, these visits are all about getting ahead of the problem.

Issues We Address

Regular dental exams and cleanings tackle a host of potential problems head-on, including:

  • Cavities: When we catch them early, they're easier (and cheaper) to treat.
  • Gum Disease: Early detection means simpler, less invasive treatment.
  • Oral Cancer: Early-stage oral cancer can often be spotted during routine exams.
  • Wear and Tear: Clues about bruxism (teeth grinding) or other habits damaging your teeth can allow us to take preventive measures.

In essence, these visits are about catching what you can't see or feel yet, preventing bigger problems down the line!

The Benefits

The perks of keeping up with your dental exams and cleanings go beyond just avoiding cavities or gum disease - your body and wallet will thank you!

  • Overall Health: Poor oral health has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and pregnancy complications. Regular dental care can help keep these at bay.
  • Cost Savings: Prevention is always cheaper than treatment. Regular check-ups can save you from needing more expensive, complex procedures later, like dental implants, dentures, or full mouth reconstruction.
What you should know about dental exams & cleanings before visiting our dental office:

What to Expect

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  • Warm Welcome: You will be greeted by our friendly team and made to feel comfortable and ready for your appointment.
  • The Exam: Dr. Mariam or Dr. Yara will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and mouth to scout for any signs of trouble.
  • Cleaning Time: Our dental hygienist will clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar, followed by polishing.
  • Final Check: Your Glendora dentist will discuss any findings with you and suggest the next steps if further treatment is needed.
  • Education: Before you go, we’ll chat about any specific care tips for your oral health, ensuring you’re equipped to keep your smile healthy at home.

How often should I get a dental exam and cleaning?

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Most people should aim for every six months, but if you’ve got a host of issues or there’s something Dr. Mariam and Dr. Yara want to monitor closely, they might recommend a different frequency based on your oral health.

Can dental cleanings damage my teeth?

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No! Our dental cleanings remove plaque and tartar that can harm your teeth and gums if left unchecked. While it may feel like we’re being a little rough with your teeth sometimes its perfectly safe and not doing any damage to your teeth!

What if I have dental anxiety?

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We understand dental visits can be nerve-wracking for some patients. We encourage you to talk to us about your concerns so we can run through the sedation options available to make your experience more comfortable.

What should I do between visits to maintain my oral health?

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Stick to a thorough home care routine by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash. Also, watch your diet (avoid hard, sticky foods or too much sugar) and avoid using your teeth as tools!

Get Started With Dental Exams & Cleanings in Glendora, CA

Call (626) 963-3322 and schedule a consultation at our Glendora dental office.

Plan Your Visit

Make an appointment for your initial exam or dental treatment, and read information about your first visit! Call (626) 963-3322 to speak with a team member or request an appointment online.
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