Curtis Couch D.D.S. is the largest dental hygiene practice in California!
At our dental practice located in Thousand Oaks, Dr Curtis Couch employs a comprehensive and long term approach to oral health maintenance.
With a strong focus on long term solutions (not simply a quick fix) the team at Curtis Couch D.D.S. is committed to empowering our patients through education. This is one of the key ways that we help our patients to take control of their oral health and support the development of healthy long term oral hygiene maintenance routines. We find that this approach helps our patients to keep their natural teeth healthy for life!
At Curtis Couch D.D.S. we are proud to be the largest dental hygiene practice in California
To support our principal dentist Dr. Curtis Couch, we have employed seven highly qualified, professional dental hygienists to help care for our patient’s smiles.
Why is basic oral hygiene so important?
It is a startling fact that adults over 35 years of age lose more teeth to periodontal (gum) disease than that from cavities and decay! Whilst three quarters of adults are affected by this disease at some time in their life, this is a statistic that we can change! At our dental practice located in Thousand Oaks we know that one of the best ways to prevent the development of cavities and periodontal disease is to employ a regular oral maintenance program that includes good tooth brushing and flossing techniques performed twice daily.
What is periodontal disease and decay caused by?
Both of these oral diseases are caused by bacterial plaque, which is a substance that constantly forms on your teeth. Through regular brushing and flossing you can remove this plaque and help prevent the development of tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Why does plaque affect teeth?
Plaque is generated by the secretions made by microscopic bacteria on your teeth, and if this is not removed plaque can accumulate on your teeth to create a hard tartar. This tartar is virtually impossible to remove without professional assistance from a hygienist or dentist. If left, this tartar can erode the enamel of your teeth, making the patients susceptible to cavities, caries and infected dental pulp.
What is periodontal disease?
The bacteria found in plaque produce toxins that irritate the gums, and this can cause the gum tissue to become red, swollen and even bleed! If this process continues the gums can begin to separate from the teeth causing pockets to form. As the disease progresses it can cause gum tissue and jaw bone material to deteriorate – which in turn can lead to tooth loss.
What other factors can negatively impact on my oral health?
• Clenching and grinding teeth
• Poor nutrition
Support the long term health of your teeth and gums by booking an appointment at California’s largest dental hygiene practice – Curtis Couch D.D.S. today!