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When you first visit our dental office, we will review your full health history. On subsequent visits, you can simply let us know if anything has changed. We will continue examining your smile for any problems that might indicate tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral conditions that can impact your dental health, and may use dental X-rays to check for jaw or jawbone damage, impaction of the teeth, abscesses or cysts.

We will also thoroughly clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar deposits along and below the gum line, and floss and polish your teeth.

If any problems are spotted, we will talk to you about potential remedies. For example, if you have problems with missing teeth or teeth which are weakened, dental implants may be recommended. Dental implants help keep the remainder of your teeth from shifting out of position or loosening because of these missing teeth. Dental implants are a permanent solution for those who have a healthy mouth and jaw.

If you need a boost to your brushing and flossing routine, we may show you better ways to brush and floss, or suggest adding a therapeutic mouthwash to your routine. Mouthwashes can help with oral conditions such as tooth sensitivity, inflammation of the gums, gingivitis, and chronic bad breath. Fluoride mouthwashes can help you fight cavities.

If you would like to schedule a professional dental cleaning appointment with our dentist, Dr. Chris A. Gipe, please call Preferred Dental Care in Los Alamitos, California, at 562-431-1349. We look forward to helping you keep your oral health in tip-top condition all year round!