23517 Main St. Suite 106
Carson, CA 90745
(Valid until September 23rd 2017)
Dental Implants $49 month Invisalign $99 month
Braces $99 month
Childrens Special Exam, X-Rays and Cleaning $59.00
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Omid Barkhordar, DDS
Why is it Important to Have a Dental Checkup?
Visiting the dentist for your routine checkups is one of the most important steps you can take to preserve your oral health. During your visits, Dr. Barkhordar and his team will clean your teeth, check for decay and ensure that your beautiful smile endures for a lifetime.
Why are dental checkups important?
Your routine dental checkup is your chance to make sure your teeth, mouth and gums are as healthy as possible. During these appointments, Dr. Barkhordar can:
Identify issues early
When you allow Dr. Barkhordar and his team to professionally clean and examine your teeth on a regular basis, they can identify issues early – before complications develop.
Deeply clean your teeth
Dr. Barkhordar has access to powerful dental tools that can eliminate plaque and tarter, cleaning your teeth in a way that’s simply not possible at home. If you miss these cleanings, your plaque and tartar will continue to build up and damage your oral health.
Prevent serious problems
There are many dental problems that aren’t visible to the eye. They commonly don’t cause any symptoms until they are advanced and have led to serious complications like tooth loss, gum disease and more. Your routine dental visits will prevent these problems from developing, preserving your oral health and ensuring you don’t need an extensive corrective procedure down the road.
What to expect during your dental checkup
Your dental checkup at our Carson office will begin with one of our friendly hygienists thoroughly cleaning your teeth. We will start by using a small metal tool to scrape tartar from your teeth, before flossing to eliminate any debris and food particles. We will then apply fluoride and abrasive elements to polish your teeth, eliminating built-on plaque and unsightly stains.
Once your cleaning is complete, Dr. Barkhordar will collect x-rays of your teeth, gums and jaw. Using these images, he can more accurately identify tooth decay, problems with your wisdom teeth and issues that may be addressed with an orthodontic treatment. During this part of the exam, you’ll cover your body with a heavy apron and bite down on a piece of plastic while we take images of your teeth from a variety of angles.
The final part of your checkup will involve Dr. Barkhordar carefully examining your teeth and offering personalized treatment recommendations. This process will be completely customized depending on your lifestyle, oral health and risk factors. For example, if Dr. Barkhordar discovers that you’re suffering from tooth decay or gum disease, he’ll offer professional in-office treatments and homecare methods to resolve the issue. If you don’t have any cavities but you’re at a higher risk for decay, he may place sealants over your teeth to prevent food and bacteria from collecting in the area.
How often should I visit the dentist for checkups?
For the general population, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your dentist for a checkup every six months. Visits of this frequency will ensure any problems are caught early and your teeth and gums remain healthy.
However, certain individuals with risk factors may require more frequent visits to our Carson office. For example, if you’re pregnant or a smoker, or you have gum disease, a weak immune system, a history of cavities and/or diabetes, you will require more frequent checkups to maintain your oral health.
Schedule an appointment
Beautiful, strong and healthy teeth can transform your appearance and your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in our Carson office – and let us give you the megawatt smile you deserve.
“I was referred to Dr. Omid Barkhordar by my general dentist for a special procedure. I was very impressed by him. I had no pain or discomfort during and after procedure. His office staff is very professional and friendly, and the price was very reasonable. I highly recommend Dr. Barkhordar’s office.”
- Patient Testimonial
Dr. Omid was friendly and courteous. He explained what needed to be done and gave me options. I never felt pressured. I’m glad I found this office.