At Coca Beach Family Dentistry, our goal is to support your optimal oral health for a lifetime. That means working alongside you in order to keep your teeth and gums in excellent condition and addressing any issues as they arise.
The most effective approaches to dental health is cavity, decay, and gum disease prevention. Oral hygiene techniques like daily brushing and flossing are essential to keeping your mouth healthy. During your appointments, we will show you how to brush and floss most effectively to guard against bacterial plaque.
Even with excellent at-home oral hygiene and a consistent brushing and flossing regimen, you will still need regular dental prophylaxis a minimum of once every 6 months. Prophylaxis allows for a deeper cleaning and helps us to stop gum disease and tooth decay with interventions as necessary.
Dental cleanings are essential to reap the following benefits:
- Plaque Removal: Even with a proper home brushing and flossing routine, it can be impossible to remove all debris, bacteria and deposits from gum pockets. The experienced eye of a dentist or hygienist using specialized dental equipment is necessary to catch potentially damaging tartar and plaque buildup.
- A Healthier Looking Smile: Prophylaxis removes unsightly yellow or brown stains from teeth. We all know a bright, white smile is an indication of a healthy mouth, and dental cleanings help remove stains and restore the aesthetics of a beautiful smile.
- Fresher Breath: Halitosis or chronic bad breath can result from rotting food particles trapped below the gum line. Our equipment is able to deep-clean these areas and fend of the growth of this bacteria. Halitosis can signal the onset of periodontal disease, and regular prophylaxis can correct the course of decay and freshen your breath.
Because Drs. Ross and Kahlon are committed to your optimal oral health for a lifetime, we recommend regular prophylaxis biannually for most patients and once every 3-4 months if gum disease has set in.