Dental Cleanings & Exams in Los Angeles
Regular dental appointments are necessary for maintaining your oral health – not just to diagnose and treat any problems with your teeth or gums, but also to assess the general state of your oral health, detect potential trouble spots, and make preventative care recommendations. In between visits, maintaining a regular oral hygiene regimen is the most effective way to keep your teeth clean and prevent decay, keep your gums healthy, and your breath fresh.
The purpose of the highly-recommended bi-annual visits to the dentist is to prevent dental problems that can be costly. Regular dental cleanings and exams all work together to prevent cavities, severe tooth decay, and gum diseases, such as gingivitis and periodontitis. A routine dental exam and x-rays will allow the dentist to identify issues before you notice them yourself! With regular preventive care and good oral hygiene, you can keep your teeth for life and improve your overall health!
One of modern dentistry’s main goals is to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy for the rest of your life. You have the best chance of achieving this if you adhere to a strict oral hygiene routine. Dental problems only get worse with time, and preventive dentistry will allow you to avoid more costly procedures later and keep your beautiful smile. Let’s work together to prevent decay and disease!
Our Preventive Dental Services
With each scheduled visit, we conduct a thorough clinical examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth. The examination will include an oral cancer screening and checking your bite, signs of periodontal disease, and tooth decay. We will also check your existing restorations to make sure that there is no decay present around the edges of your fillings and or crowns. Additionally, we will check any dentures that you may have to ensure that they are functional and not ill-fitting.
Our office uses state-of-the-art digital x-rays that save time, significantly reduce radiation exposure, and is safe even for young children. Digital x-rays let us view the inside of your teeth, gums, and jaw as well the spaces between teeth. With these images we can diagnose cavities, developmental abnormalities, and even hidden infections before they become serious.
A teeth cleaning removes dental plaque, which contains bacteria that leads to gum inflammation. This bacteria can lead to cavities and gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontal disease. A professional cleaning also removes tartar (hardened plaque) that can build up even with good brushing and flossing habits. We will identify potential problem areas and show you how to manage them.
Some patients need a more thorough cleaning, especially those that have not had regular dental cleanings. Scaling and root planing (SRP) is a deep cleaning that involves removing tartar below the gums, which requires local anesthesia. SRP’s can be critical in preventing more serious diseases, such as gingivitis, periodontitis and other chronic conditions.
Sealants are applied as a thin coating of resin on molars and premolars to prevent decay. The chewing surfaces of the teeth that are sealed are smoother and much easier to keep clean, and sealants are especially recommended for children. Decay can still develop in between teeth, where it is not possible to place the sealants, but flossing can decrease the chances of decay in these spaces.
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We have been serving the Los Angeles community for almost 40 years since 1980 and have treated over 200,000 patient visits. As a family-owned dental clinic, we care about each and every patient and strive for optimal outcomes for those we serve.
Our dentists collectively have over 90 years of experience and are graduates of USC and other leading dental schools. Our support staff have been a part of the Union Dental Center team for over 60 years, and thus you will always see a familiar face when you visit our clinic.
Union Dental Center: Experienced. Continuity. Family atmosphere.
We look forward to serving the community for an additional 40 years and more!
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We Accept Your Dental Insurance
We’ll make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Our office accepts a wide variety of insurance plans, and we’re always happy to file your claim for you so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available to you. Union Dental Center is in network with Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Cigna, Delta Dental, Guardian, MetLife, Principal Financial Group, United Concordia, United Healthcare and more! Call us today to find out how we can maximize your insurance plan!
The Proof is in Our Patients
Since 1980 - 40 Years!
200,000 Patient Visits
Dentists: 75 Years of Experience
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