Cleanings & Exams

Regular dental visits to the dentist are an important part of the process to keep your teeth healthy and looking great! By actively preventing dental diseases and decay through regular home care, professional dental cleanings and regular exams, you will maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. A professional dental cleaning needs to be performed by a certified dental hygienist. Our office in Burbank Adj. has professional dentists and hygienists that can help you maintain a good oral health.

Dental cleanings form the foundation for preventing gum disease and tooth decay. Additionally a series of examinations are made to detect possible problems or diseases before they become a threat to the patient’s health.

Remember your oral health is connected to your overall health so it is very important to have your regular follow-ups with our dentist in Burbank, CA to detect any problem that could affect your body’s function.

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Digital X-Rays

X-rays are the most important tool a dentist can use because they show a true picture of your teeth, allowing us to see what the human eye cannot. In order to set patients minds at ease about the risk of getting over-radiation exposure, we have changed our x-rays over to a new hi-tech computer system that has a much less exposure to radiation.

Dental X-rays are very important because they can expose hidden tooth decay, reveal a dental abscess, cyst or tumor; show impacted or extra teeth, cavities, fractures; and also help determine the condition of fillings, crowns, bridges and root canals, among other problems.

We are proud to be a completely digital and computerized Glendale dentistry practice. With digital radiography, these state-of-the-art computerized images help us instantly identify any dental issues, such as gum problems and tooth decay, and expose the patient to 90% less radiation than traditional X-rays.

Sealants

A dental sealant is a bonded composite coating or plastic material placed on the top surface of the back teeth to prevent cavities. Sealants are clear or tooth colored and are painted onto the tooth surface to “seal” and protect against tooth decay. They seal the pits and fissures on the chewing surface of the teeth that are very difficult to clean with a regular toothbrush.

Dental sealants are primarily a preventive treatment for permanent teeth and are mostly used on children and teenagers because they have higher potential to develop cavities, but adults can have them too.

Fluoride

Fluoride is a mineral that helps teeth against tooth decay and protects them from cavities. Our dentist recommends the use of fluoride because it attacks the acid of the mouth from sugars and plaque bacteria, preventing tooth decay. The appropriate amount of fluoride is essential to help prevent tooth decay.

When you visit our dentist in Burbank, she may apply fluoride to your teeth in a higher volume compared to the ones found in commercial products such as mouth rinse or toothpaste or even water.

Fluoride helps prevent cavities because it concentrates in the growing bones and developing teeth, helping to harden the enamel on baby and adult teeth before they emerge. It also helps to harden the enamel on adult teeth that have already emerged.

Read our “Fluoride and Bottled Water” Article

Diagnodent Laser

Diagnodent Laser Cavity Detector is a wonderful tool for diagnosing the various stages of dental decay. This laser instrument will scan the teeth with a harmless light of different wave lengths to find hidden decay, allowing us to treat the tooth in the earliest stages of decay. This new technology is completely safe and pain free.

The device looks like pen and it simply glides over tooth surface constantly checking the health of the tooth providing instant feedback on the health of the tooth. A number scale and an alarm signal the operator when there are signs of hidden decay!

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Prophylaxis

Prophylaxis is a dental procedure in which teeth are cleaned by our professional hyginiest to prevent tooth decay, gum diseases, bad breath and stained teeth. It removes plaque and tartar from teeth and gums, and applies several substances that prevent caries and tooth decay. Additionaly, it checks the condition of restorations and prostheses if the patient has one.