Dr. Judith Y. Ko

Dr. Judith Y. Ko
Hemet Valley Dental Care

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Visit to Your Dentist is More Than Just A Cleaning

A routine visit to your dentist should never be for “just a cleaning.”

“When a patient is seen in our office for a routine visit we are checking for a wide variety of things,” says Dr. Judith Ko. Voted one of the Inland Empire’s and Hemet’s Top Dentists by her patients and peers, Dr. Ko wants to make sure each patient is healthy. “The mouth is the window to the body’s condition. So not only are we checking for periodontal disease, oral cancer, bite issues, mandibular joint problems and decaying teeth, we are also looking at a patient’s blood pressure, checking their medications to see if they may be contributing to dry mouth or xerostomia, and also looking for other conditions that may present first in the mouth.”

That’s why a visit to your dentist is so important to not just your oral health but to your body health.

“And yes, the visit may include a cleaning, but that is also not just a polish,” adds Dr. Ko. “During your hygiene procedure the hygienist is working to disturb bacteria that can cause periodontal disease.”

So in other words, your routine visit to the dentist is one of the most important appointments you can make. To schedule yours, call us today.

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