Anyone who has ever smiled or bitten into a sandwich knows the importance of good strong teeth that are free of pain and decay. Our Tarzana dentist helps area residents keep their teeth in optimal shape by providing a complete range of general, cosmetic, restorative and implant services for the whole family. Dr. Robert Khanian, DDS has been serving the community for over 21 years in our state-of-the-art office that features the latest in dental equipment and technology.
Our dental practice stresses prevention as the cornerstone of good proactive dental care. The key to our preventative program is good daily home tooth brushing, flossing and the use of dental rinses combined with regular dental checkups and cleanings in our office. The initial appointment with any new patient is actually the most important examination. In this first examination our Tarzana dentist will discuss with the patient their overall health, dental history and any concerns they might have and lifestyle in terms of food, drink and frequency of home dental care. He will also perform a comprehensive oral examination that will look at their teeth, gums, jaw and facial structure to detect any abnormalities. Digital imaging will provide a closer look at their teeth, gums and jaw and help detect any decay. An oral cancer screening will also be done. Although most of these procedures will be redone at regular follow-up checkups this first exam is significant because it forms a baseline against all subsequent checkups will be compared to measure any changes.
The health of your gums is as important as the health of your teeth. During the regular checkups our Tarzana dentist will conduct a gum examination where they will measure the depth of any pockets that have developed between the gums and teeth. Deep pockets are an early sign of gingivitis, gum disease. As part of our prevention program our hygienist will regularly clean the gums by removing any plaque and debris that has formed between the teeth and gums before bacteria has a chance to build up and form pockets. Untreated gum disease can cause tooth and bone loss over time. Keep your teeth and gums in great shape by being proactive with great daily tooth care habits and by making an appointment to see our doctor.