Dental Checkups for a Healthy Mouth and Body

Dental Checkups for a Healthy Mouth and Body

Dental Checkups for a Healthy Mouth and Body

If you can’t remember the last time you saw your dentist, even before the pandemic, it’s time to call and schedule an appointment with your dentist in Westlake Village. Dental checkups are vital for overall health.

Your Westlake Village cosmetic dentist explains that regular checkups are vital and although it was impossible a few months ago, it isn’t anymore.

Dentists, just like other businesses, are using safe and recommended protocols so that you can get back to business, and that business includes dental appointments.

Dental Checkups for a Healthy Mouth and Body

According to Dr. Stephen Greenman, twice-yearly dental checkups, more often if you suffer from chronic gum disease and tooth decay are essential. Research shows a link between periodontitis and systemic disease. With regular dental checkups, gingivitis, and the more serious periodontal disease, is less of a threat.

Comprehensive Dental Checkups

During a comprehensive dental checkup, your Westlake Village dentist will thoroughly check your teeth and gums, but will also check out your neck, throat, tongue, cheeks and the inside of your mouth looking for anything that looks suspicious.

If you have white patches, lumps, bumps, sores or anything else in your mouth that just doesn’t look right, Dr. Greenman may recommend a biopsy for further examination.

Dental Checkups Keep Things from Getting Worse

If you have chipped or cracked teeth, bleeding gums, or a cavity, they aren’t going to get better on their own. They will actually get worse. Untreated gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss.

Chipped and cracked teeth will eventually decay. Little cavities become big cavities. If they aren’t filled, they will require root canal therapy. If left too long a badly decayed tooth may need to be extracted.

Keep your teeth and gums healthy and call your dentist in Westlake Village for a dental checkup today.

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Dear Patients,

I have made the decision to step back from my work as a clinical dentist due to past injuries. However, I will still be practicing dental sleep medicine downstairs in Suite 131 with Dr. Dave Kacker. He has been personally selected by me and is an excellent dentist, renowned for his skills in cosmetic dentistry. Your appointments and care will continue seamlessly with Dr. Kacker and our merged team. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

You can visit his website at

Best Regards,
Steven C. Greenman, D.D.S.