During your normal six-month appointments at Toluca Dental Care, you will receive both a comprehensive exam and a prophylaxis (cleaning). Unlike scaling and root planing, which are two deep cleaning procedures used to treat gingivitis, prophylaxis is a thorough preventive cleaning that involves removing plaque and calculus from the teeth and gums to keep you healthy and prevent periodontal (gum) disease. During the prophylaxis, we will also polish your teeth to remove any surface stains and give you a beautiful, bright smile.
As part of your regular dental exam, our dentists will evaluate your digital X-rays as well as any existing dental treatments (dental fillings, dental crowns, etc.) in the mouth. We will also look for any signs of oral cancer, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. Attending these check-ups with the Dr. Pema and Dr. Tanavoli at least once every six months is absolutely essential to maintaining optimal oral health. If you have any questions about what is involved in a professional teeth cleaning in Toluca Lake, California, or if you would like to schedule your next preventive appointment, please call or visit our dental office today. We always accept new patients! We are thrilled to care for your family’s smiles!