Keeping Smiles Healthy With General Dentistry

With general dentistry, we help kids and adults alike enjoy optimal oral health with an array of treatment options. Maintaining good oral health is essential for protecting your overall health as well. In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist talks about how we protect smiles, and the steps we take to ensure your comfort and safety.

Technology and Safety

Our team employs advanced digital technology streamline visits and help provide treatment with greater precision and accuracy. We use digital impressions in lieu of the biting down on molds filled with sticky materials, which allows us to design crowns, oral appliances, and more. We also perform digital x-rays and use digital technology to examine the smile, identifying problems in the early stages and using a fraction of the radiation of traditional systems. For treating gum issues, like gummy smiles or inflammation, we employ an advanced laser system known as BIOLASE.

Our team also follows strict cleaning and safety guidelines, which helps protect our patients from illness. We regularly wash our hands and frequently clean and disinfect surfaces throughout the day, including door handles, the reception desk, bathroom and waiting room resurfaces, and our tools. We schedule appointments in such a way as to prevent the waiting room from being filled with people. However, if you feel ill or worry about potential exposure, feel free to reschedule your appointment. But if you need to see us, then please do so and know that we will take steps to help protect our patients from potential exposure.

Checkups and Cleanings

With a checkup and cleaning, we help protect your smile from tooth decay, as well as inflammatory issues like gingivitis and gum disease. Doing this helps promote general wellness, reducing the risk of everything from diabetes to heart disease and high blood pressure. You should attend one every six months, so we can monitor your smile and remove plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of cavities and gum disease.

Other General Treatments

Our team also screens for oral cancer, and offers treatment for jaw joint issues, like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). We can address snoring and sleep apnea, and also provide lifelike repairs with restorative dentistry, and natural-looking tooth replacement with implant dentistry. If you have any questions, then contact our team today.

Schedule Your Next Visit

Our team would like to help you and your family maintain optimal oral health. For more information on our general treatment options, please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities. Our team offers a comprehensive approach to dentistry, with preventive and general procedures, as well as cosmetic, restorative, and prosthetic care for people of all ages.