Early detection of decay is important, but twice yearly oral exams can also inform patients of other issues that may impact their overall health. For example, signs of teeth clenching and bruxism can indicate a sleep apnea condition. You may have come in for that shiny, clean teeth feeling, but the dental team will be making assessments on periodontal (gum) disease to oral cancer.
However, effective preventative care has to start at home.

What You Can Do:

  • Educate your children on proper hygiene in a way that they understand
  • Brush teeth twice daily
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months
  • Floss daily
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Get enough sleep
  • See your La Mesa dentist as soon as problems develop

The Power of Prevention:

Just following these simple steps can greatly reduce (or eliminate altogether) serious dental problems, including, but not limited to:

  • Cavities
  • Enamel loss
  • Discoloration
  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontitis
  • Tooth loss
  • Bone Loss
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Excessive wear
  • TMJ problems

Never underestimate the power of a healthy smile—for you, your mouth, and your health. It’s in your hands, but we can help!