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At Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc., we understand that dental checkups often take backburner-status on your list of priorities, which is why we would like to remind you how important it is to have your teeth professionally examined and cleaned every six months. Dental checkups provide your mouth with three vital health benefits, which are:

– Screening for health problems: During a checkup, your dentist can catch many dental problems before they develop. Some health issues, like gum disease, may develop without showing initial symptoms, which is why it’s important to catch them as soon as possible.

– Giving your teeth a good cleaning: When your dentist cleans your teeth, he or she uses special tools to remove any plaque or tartar lingering on your teeth and gums. After cleaning your teeth, your dentist will tell you about the health of your smile and how to improve your oral hygiene routine, if necessary. If the cleaning reveals any “problem areas,” your dentist may recommend further treatment to resolve these issues.

– Improving your oral care routine: More often than not, visiting the dentist boosts your desire to brush and floss your teeth daily. If you struggle to maintain good oral care habits, dental checkups are especially important because your teeth are at a higher risk of tooth decay.

If you’re in need of a dental checkup in Burbank, California, we invite you to contact Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz, DDS & Associates, Inc. at 818-558-4332. Dr. Ruiz and Dr. Mar are happy to provide preventive care for your smile to keep your teeth in tip-top shape.