What is General Dentistry?
The best way to keep your mouth healthy is through preventative dentistry. At West LA Implants, we use modern techniques and treatments to keep your teeth, gums, and mouth healthy. This includes regular cleaning sessions for your teeth and regular check-ups to check for any early signs of disease.
Prevent Tooth Loss
Through our general dentistry services, we directly combat the two main causes of tooth loss: decay and gum disease. By working with us to avoid decay and disease, you increase your chances of keeping your teeth for life, without the need for implants or other replacement options. Call to schedule an appointment.
Teeth whitening is the process of lightening the natural color of your teeth. We do this in a way that doesn’t remove any of the tooth’s surface, allowing you to keep your teeth strong. While this treatment can’t completely change the color, it will lighten the existing shade, which is often the only thing you need.
In many respects, your oral health can be seen as a mirror of your general health. Some dental problems may reflect issues in other parts of your body, and vice versa. For example, untreated oral infections can lead to poorer control of diabetes, an increased incidence of cardiovascular disease, and complications during pregnancy. General dentists are trained to identify these and other issues, and offer appropriate treatment or referral when needed. One special concern is obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially deadly condition that can sometimes be treated with an oral appliance.