Benjamin Cole Karabell, DMD
Cosmetic, Family and General Dentistry located in Hermosa Beach, CA
Good oral health is vital at every age. Benjamin Karabell, DMD, and the experienced team at Karabell Dentistry examine and clean your teeth to prevent tooth decay and preserve your gleaming smile. They catch gum disease in the early stages and offer gentle gum therapy to remove unhealthy plaque. Don’t gamble with your oral health. Call the office today or request a teeth cleaning online with the Hermosa Beach, California office.
Teeth Cleanings Q&A
Why are regular teeth cleanings important?
Visiting Karabell Dentistry at least once a year, if not more frequently, can safeguard your oral health. Regular teeth cleanings help to prevent tooth decay. Routine visits also allow Dr. Karabell to spot dental health problems early on, by catching gum disease when it’s still reversible, or cavities when they're small and easier to treat.
What happens during my teeth cleaning visit?
One of the team members at Karabell Dentistry asks about your recent medical history to see if you have medical issues that may affect your oral health. They examine your mouth and may suggest X-rays to look for cavities.
Dr. Karabell or your hygienist uses dental instruments to check your gums for signs of gum disease and conduct an oral cancer screening. The screening involves checking your tongue, mouth, neck, and jaw for signs of cancer. Your hygienist then cleans and flosses your teeth and may demonstrate brushing and flossing techniques for you to use at home.
How can I maintain a healthy smile between visits to the dentist?
Between teeth cleaning appointments at Karabell Dentistry, maintain your healthy smile with good oral hygiene. This includes brushing two times a day for two minutes and flossing daily.
Keeping your mouth healthy is an essential part of your overall wellness. It’s important to inform Dr. Karabell of any changes in your health, as well.
How does gentle gum therapy keep my teeth healthy?
If Dr. Karabell finds signs of gum disease during your teeth cleaning, he often suggests gentle gum therapy, a deep-cleaning designed to scrub between your teeth and gums, down to the root.
Gum disease, an infection of your gums, is a significant cause of tooth loss. Gum therapy addresses gum disease by removing plaque, a sticky film of bacteria.
First, Dr. Karabell thoroughly removes all the plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) above and below your gumline. Then he smooths out your teeth roots, which helps your gums to reattach to your teeth.
Gum therapy typically requires two visits to Karabell Dentistry.
Practicing good oral health care habits at home and getting your teeth cleaned at Karabell Dentistry can protect your healthy smile. If it's time for your teeth cleaning, call the office or request your visit online.