Century City Smiles & Orthodontics
Dentists & Orthodontics located in Westwood / Century City, Los Angeles, CA
Poor dental hygiene is the most common cause of prominent oral health issues, such as cavities, decay, and gum disease. Shawn Saidian, DDS, excels at training and empowering you on how to improve your dental hygiene habits. At the office in Westwood, California, Dr. Saidian can work with you on identifying problem areas and developing solutions that will benefit you for years to come. To schedule your next visit, call the office today or use the online booking tool.
Dental Hygiene Q & A
What is dental hygiene?
Dental hygiene refers to how you take care of your teeth and gums at home through brushing, flossing, and your nutritional choices. It’s the practice of maintaining good habits that help you prevent oral health diseases.
Developing proper dental hygiene habits help you limit your risk of:
- Tooth decay
- Tooth loss
- Gum disease
- Periodontal disease
How often should I see my dentist?
It’s highly advisable that you schedule visits with Dr. Saidian every six months. Having a comprehensive dental exam and professional cleaning twice a year is a crucial part of your dental hygiene. In some cases, he may recommend coming in more often if you have any serious underlying oral health conditions.
By coming in regularly to meet with Dr. Saidian, you’re more likely to catch oral health problems early on when they’re easier to treat. In the long run, this saves you time and money in the form of complex, invasive dental procedures that you can avoid.
Why is dental hygiene so important?
Maintaining good dental hygiene is the best way to prevent common issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease. It also helps keep your breath smelling fresh and your smile looking its best.
Prioritizing your dental hygiene is so important because your oral health is closely linked to your overall health. Poor dental hygiene is also closely linked to an increased risk of serious health issues, including heart disease and stroke, so practicing good dental hygiene is beneficial to your overall health as well.
Dental hygiene is particularly important for children, who often develop lifelong habits at a young age. Helping your child adopt good dental hygiene tendencies increases their chances of having a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. You can help your child by teaching them proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as promoting healthy eating.
How can I improve my dental hygiene?
When you come into the office of Shawn Saidian, DDS for regular dental exams and professional cleanings, Dr. Saidian can help you identify problem areas in your dental hygiene routine. During your visits, he also provides you with tips on how to improve your brushing, flossing, and even your nutrition.
To schedule your next dental exam and cleaning with Dr. Saidian, call the office or book an appointment online today.