What to Expect at your Dental Visit! | Northridge Dentist

465559697

So it has been six months again, and whether you are ready or not, it is time for another dental exam. Some individuals may experience a fear of going to the dentist. In order to ensure you are prepared for what lies ahead, here’s what to expect when you go in for an exam.

During a checkup visit, you will probably see two professionals: your dentist, and the dental hygienist on staff. The hygienist is there to check your gums and teeth, to talk to you about caring for your gums and teeth, and to provide you with a cleaning and polishing. You get your teeth cleaned because there are some hard to reach areas of your mouth that only a professional may be able to get out.  After your cleaning, your teeth will be polished and then you’ll be ready to get you x-rays!

X-rays are done to show your dentist what the inside of your teeth are hiding. They are able to monitor the cavities hidden underneath your teeth and prep you for whatever type of procedures they have to deal with. After x rays, you meet with your dentist, and they let you know what procedure you ultimately need to get done!

Often times, your dentist schedules you another time to undergo those procedures, especially if there is more than one!

For more information on how exams and teeth cleaning can prevent future dental problems call Dr. Lunt in Northridge, CA at 818-885-7230 or visit www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt also proudly accepts patients from Northridge, Granada Hills, Reseda, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Winnetka, and surrounding areas.

At Home Remedies to Whiten your Teeth | Northridge, CA

whitening small

The process of teeth whitening can be a long a strenuous one if you can’t find the time to do it. Here at Dr. Lunt’s dentist office, we understand that sometimes coming in to the dentist for a whitening session can be a little out of the way especially if you have a busy schedule. While we encourage our patients to make time for such procedures if there is a serious interest in whiter teeth, we know that most individuals can’t. With that said, here are some at home remedies that may be able to help you temporarily whiten your teeth!

1.Everyday Household Products

  • Mix together toothpaste, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and half a teaspoon of water and you have just created your very own whitening toothpaste.

2. Banana Peels

  • Applying a banana peel to your teeth twice a day for about two minutes should help your teeth look healthier and whiter.

3.Strawberry and Baking Soda

  • The acids found in a strawberry work to polish and whiten your teeth

For more information about how a teeth whitening procedure will benefit your smile call Dr. Lunt in Northridge, CA at 818-885-7230 or visit .www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt proudly accepts patients from Northridge, Granada Hills, Reseda, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Winnetka, and surrounding areas.

Healthy Teeth with Proper Hygiene | Northridge, CA

flossing

Proper oral hygiene is incredibly important to maintaining a strong and healthy mouth.  Here are some quick tips that could help you better your oral hygiene routine.

  • Start your routine early. Maybe you didn’t have the best oral hygiene as a child, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help others, especially children, with their oral hygiene.
  • Use enough Fluoride. Fluoride is the single biggest advance in oral health. Fluoride strengthens enamel, with it the end makes it less likely to decay. Fluoride however can cause white spots on the teeth, so use it sparingly on younger children.
  • Brush twice a day and floss daily. Gum disease and tooth decay remain big problems.
  • Change your tooth brush three to four times a year
  • Rinse or chew gum after meals. Oddly enough, chewing sugar free gum after a meal helps protect by increasing saliva flow, which naturally washes bacteria away and neutralizes acid.

For more information about good oral hygiene call Dr. Lunt of Northridge, CA at 818-885-7230 or visit www.davidluntdds.com.

Dr. Lunt of Northridge, CA proudly accepts patients from Granada Hills, Reseda, Chatsworth, Porter Ranch, Winnetka, and surrounding areas.