Dental Hygiene

Nobody can clean and examine your mouth as efficiently as your dentist. This is why the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that all patients receive a dental cleaning and exam every six months.

The team at Greg Campbell DDS also believes that preventive dentistry is essential to lasting oral health. We offer comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays to help all of our patients maintain healthy smiles and prevent future dental problems.

Every preventative cleaning begins with an examination that includes four important steps:

  • X-rays detect decay, tumors, cysts, bone loss, and tooth and root positions
  • Oral cancer screening checks the entire oral area for signs of cancer
  • Gum disease evaluation assesses the gums and bone around the teeth
  • Examination of tooth surfaces checks for decay, the condition of fillings and crowns, and overall condition of the teeth

Once this examination is complete, your preventative dental cleaning, also called a dental prophylaxis, is performed to thoroughly clean your mouth. A prophylaxis helps to:

  • Remove plaque, the sticky substance that inflames the gums and causes decay
  • Remove tartar, the hardened plaque that leads to advanced periodontal disease
  • Polish the teeth to remove stains

Visiting Dr. Campbell and his Long Beach, CA team every six months for a preventative cleaning is the key to protecting your teeth and enhancing your smile.

“Our mission at Greg Campbell, DDS in Long Beach, CA is to help our patients achieve a state of optimal dental and oral health. We seek to create an environment that fosters a high value in oral health by continually striving to provide excellent personal and professional service. Our moral objective is to meet the needs of others, whether co-worker or patient, because ultimately,
our business is people.”