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Dental Checkup

Diana Zinberg, DDS -  - Dentist

Diana Zinberg, DDS

Dentist located in Santa Monica, CA

Dr. Diana Zinberg provides Santa Monica, CA, patients with the preventive dental care they need, including dental checkup and exam services aimed at diagnosing potential problems like gum disease and tooth decay in their earliest and most treatable stages. A compassionate approach and a commitment to using the most advanced technology make her a favorite among patients of all ages.

Dental Checkup Q & A

What Happens During a Dental Checkup?

Dr. Zinberg will perform a visual exam of your teeth, gums and mouth, sometimes before your cleaning and sometimes afterward. The hygienist will carefully clean your teeth, removing plaque and tartar. Then the dentist will perform the “hands-on” portion of the exam, carefully checking each tooth for signs of decay and looking for signs of gingivitis, or gum disease. Finally, you may also have x-rays so Dr. Zinberg can spot decay or other problems that aren't apparent during the hands-on exam.

How Often do I Need to Have a Dental Checkup?

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), both kids and adults should see their dentist twice each year for checkups. X-rays are typically advised once each year.

How Can Regular Dental Checkups Help me Keep my Teeth Longer?

Checkups enable your dentist to catch tooth decay, gum disease and other dental problems as well as oral cancer while they are in their earliest stages when they're easiest to treat. Having regular checkups is the best way for your dentist to make sure your teeth and gums stay healthy and strong so you can keep your teeth for a lifetime.

What Can I do Between Checkups to Keep my Teeth and Gums as Healthy as Possible?

The most important things you can do for your teeth are brushing and flossing regularly – ideally, after meals as well as when you wake up and before you go to bed, but if you can't manage to brush and floss that often, you should at least perform them when you wake up and before going to bed. In between, consider chewing sugar-free gum to help stimulate the production of saliva and dislodge tiny particles of food that can provide a breeding ground for harmful bacteria. You can also use mouthwash for additional protection, especially between teeth. It's also important to make sure you're brushing and flossing properly. If you're not sure how, ask your hygienist to demonstrate during your next appointment.

 

Insurance

We accept most PPO insurance.

Please call our office for a free insurance analysis, so that we can work together on a coverage plan.