We agree with the recommendation of the American Dental Association (ADA) that says patients should see their dentist every six months for exams and cleanings. These intervals allow your dentist in Van Nuys to monitor your oral health and find and treat problems when they are small and easy to manage.
Your Dental Exam With Dr. Bacquet
During these visits, Dr. Daniel Bacquet will perform a visual exam to look for potential problems and recommend x-rays as needed. Every exam also includes screening for oral cancer because survival rates are high when we catch it in the early stages.
Your semi-annual visits also include a professional dental cleaning where we check for signs of periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease has become a serious problem that affects nearly half of all US adults over the age of 30, and it is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
In many cases, patients aren't aware gum disease exists until we find it during a cleaning appointment. With early treatment and improved oral hygiene, gum disease is easy to control. However, untreated gum disease can advance to the point where tooth loss is a possibility.
Book a Cleaning With Our Van Nuys Dental Team
We know how to make every visit with us pleasant, comfortable, and stress-free. If it's time for your next exam or you're concerned about your oral health, please call Saticoy Plaza Dentistry to arrange a convenient appointment.