It doesn’t matter how simple or complicated your oral health needs might be. The Dental Smile Center is highly dedicated to providing the best dental services possible, especially when it comes to your preventive care. Exams, cleanings, X-rays, and other preventive services are designed to keep your oral health in great condition for many years to come. We intend to keep your smile not only looking beautiful, but feeling healthy and ready for whatever you throw at it. Call our dental office to set up a your own or your family's visit for preventive dentistry in Van Nuys, CA!
With a dental checkup and cleaning, you can both confirm that your at-home brushing and flossing is working as intended and that no underlying problems (i.e. tooth decay, gum disease, etc.) are present. During your checkup, we evaluate the pocket depth of your gum tissue, the condition of your enamel, and examine your oral tissue. We also perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth, especially the hard-to-reach areas that often develop decay. We recommend visiting at least once every six months.
Creating a dental office environment that is both lighthearted and fun is always a priority for our team members at The Dental Smile Center. Whether it’s your child’s very first appointment or they are coming back for their 20th visit, our comprehensive services are sure to keep them smiling for many years to come. During their initial appointment, we dedicate more time to answering questions about at-home care and future treatments to consider, rather than spend a lot of time examining their mouth.
Fluoride can often be found in the oral care products you use, but it’s also in the foods you eat and likely to be in your public drinking water. At our dental office, we use fluoride applications to strengthen and protect teeth from decay. While we recommend fluoride to patients of all ages, it’s especially helpful for those who are younger and still getting used to an oral care routine. Combined with proper at-home care, fluoride applications every six months to a year keeps their teeth well-protected until their next appointment.
Whether you are stressed out, you have an uneven bite, or you suffered a jaw injury, teeth grinding and TMD (or temporomandibular joint disorder) can stem from many different causes. However, the symptoms remain the same: wearing down and potentially fracturing of tooth enamel as a result of grinding and clenching teeth together. That’s why we offer custom-made nightguards to protect teeth as you sleep, where grinding is most likely to occur.