As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and at the office of Dr. Philip Shindler we emphasize the importance of preventive dental care to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. We recommend visiting our Agoura Hills dental office twice a year for periodic teeth cleanings and examinations. With preventive visits, we can keep your teeth healthy from the start, and diagnose adverse conditions early on, when they are typically the easiest to treat.
The two most common conditions affecting oral health are tooth decay and gum disease, which are caused by a sticky film called plaque that gathers continuously in the mouth, harboring harmful bacteria that feed on sugar. To prevent plaque buildup and protect your teeth against its detrimental effects, it is important to brush and floss daily, limit your intake of sugary foods and beverages and visit our Agoura Hills dental office twice a year for professional teeth cleanings. During a teeth cleaning at our office, a skilled and experienced member of our dental team removes any plaque buildup from the most difficult to reach crevices and provides guidance on techniques you can use at home to clean and care for your teeth. Education is an important preventive tool, and we strive to make visits informative and engaging, especially for our pediatric patients. Children also receive dental sealants and fluoride treatments, which are proven to significantly reduce their risk of cavities. As part of your or your child’s checkup, we will thoroughly examine the teeth, gums and their supporting bone structure, with the use of advanced digital radiography, as needed. Our goal is to diagnose oral health problems from their outset, which allows for the most straightforward and effective course of treatment.
At the office of Dr. Philip Shindler, your family’s oral health is our top priority. With personalized, compassionate care we make every visit our of Agoura Hills dental office a positive, stress-free experience for you and your family. To learn more about preventive care or to schedule an appointment, call today.