Dental Checkup Whittier CA

Dental Checkup

Dental Checkup in Whittier

An integral part of your dental healthcare is seeing your Whittier dentist on a regular basis. Regular checkups are the best way for your dental team to help you prevent dental diseases and problems such as:

Why Do I Need to See the Dentist So Often?

You should see your Whittier family dentist every 6 to 12 months. Why so often?

Besides the fact that we love to see our patients, we urge regular dental checkups because it helps us to closely monitor your oral health. You know how quickly life circumstances can change within a matter of days, weeks, and months. Dental changes are similar. Over the course of a few months, significant changes can occur. If we see you regularly, we can catch those changes when they first happen, when they’re still relatively easy to fix.

As time passes, the issue can advance rather quickly. A broken tooth will continue to break down due to the natural wear and tear of chewing. A cavity will get bigger and spread deeper into the tooth. Shifting teeth will continue to move, causing more crowding and even resulting in crooked teeth or bite issues.

When we catch the problem early, we can fix it quickly. For example, a new cavity:

  • Is easier to remove and fill
  • Doesn’t result in a lot of tooth structure loss
  • Costs less to repair than a more complex issue like a root canal, crown, or extraction
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What Happens at a Dental Checkup?

A dental checkup at Dentists of Whittier starts with a warm greeting from our team. After you’re seated, we’ll review your medical history and note any changes since the last time you visited us. Then, we’ll address any questions or concerns you have about your oral health.

During this appointment, Dr. Omid will check your teeth, gums, and other soft-tissues, as well as your jaw joint and bite. He’ll look for:

  • Dental decay
  • Gum disease
  • Teeth crowding or shifting
  • Signs of TMJ disorder
  • Indications of oral cancer
  • Other soft tissue conditions or anomalies

If you’re due for them, we’ll take x-rays to ensure a thorough examination of every surface of your teeth, the jawbone, and the roots of your teeth.

What Questions Should You Ask Your Dentist at a Checkup?

A dental checkup is the perfect time to gain as much information as possible about your oral health. Besides finding out what issues (if any) you’re facing, learning about your treatment plan, and getting an oral hygiene review, here are some questions we recommend patients ask during their checkup.

  • How can I improve the whiteness/brightness of my smile?
  • How often do I need professional cleanings?
  • Should I use fluoridated oral hygiene products at home?
  • How are the foods I eat impacting my oral health?
  • Do I really need to quit smoking, vaping, or chewing? Why?
  • Why do I need x-rays? How often do I need them and why?
  • What steps can I take to reduce my risk of gum disease and dental decay?
  • Why are my teeth so sensitive?
  • Why are my gums sensitive?
  • How can I reduce gum/tooth sensitivity?
  • Why should I replace missing teeth with implants?

If you can think of any other questions, we welcome you to ask. We love educating our patients and giving them the knowledge and tools they need to obtain their oral health goals.

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Dentists of Whittier – Dental Checkups Without the Judgment

We know that a lot of people avoid going to the dentist – especially if it’s been a while – because they’re afraid of what their dental team will say.

Don’t worry! We’ll just be happy to see you again.

Our goal is to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health, not judge or guilt you into taking care of your teeth. Our team is caring and compassionate. They only want to help.

At your next checkup, you’ll see a smiling team welcoming you back with open arms. And a team that is going to arm you with everything you need to keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime.


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