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Dental hygiene 9-24


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Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS, explains the importance of dental care and maintenance, and describes how dental cleanings can improve dental hygiene. See more examples on the website of Los Angeles dentist - Dr. Arthur A. Kezian DDS. 443 N. Larchmont Blvd LA, CA 90004 at (323) 467-2777

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Dental hygiene 9-24

  1. 1. Dental Hygiene • Everybody knows that good oral hygiene and regular dental cleanings are essential to both oral and overall health. • Yet many people fear a trip to the dentist and delay a visit until it is too late. Dr. Kezian and his staff want you to understand what to expect from a routine tooth cleaning and put your fears to
  2. 2. Dental Hygiene • Many people fear a trip to the dentist. Will the cleaning hurt? Will there be cavities? No worries! A routine dental cleaning is rarely painful. In fact, the more frequently you go the dentist, the less plaque builds up on your teeth and, therefore, it will take less time and scraping to remove the plaque from your teeth. • Routine dental cleanings should take about 30 minutes and most dentists recommend two visits per year. A careful examination is done by the dentist, either Dr. Kezian or Dr. Tashjian, and the dental cleaning starts. The cleaning is followed by a thorough
  3. 3. Dental Hygiene • Before your teeth are cleaned and polished, Dr. Kezian will perform a careful examination to look for early tooth decay, gum disease and any evidence of oral cancers. • Early gum disease or gingivitis can be detected by identifying soft or swollen purplish gums. They may be sensitive to touch and bleed easily. Eventually if untreated, gingivitis leads to gum recession and later tooth loss. Early stages can be reversed with plaque removal and good dental hygiene
  4. 4. Dental Hygiene • Don’t fear a dental cleaning. Not only will you remove plaque build-up and identify early signs of tooth decay, you can remove stains and tooth discoloration as a result of drinking coffee, tea, or soda. • Routine dental check-ups are an important part of oral health to reverse early changes associated with gum disease, detect and treat tooth decay early and screen for signs of oral