You should have your teeth professionally cleaned and examined every six months to ensure they remain free from decay. Cleaning prevents cavities and gum disease by removing built up plaque and tartar from your teeth.
A dental hygienist will clean your teeth to remove plaque and tartar. They may use special tools to remove an excess buildup of tartar or tartar that is above your gum line. After the cleaning the hygienist will polish your teeth and may apply a fluoride treatment to protect them against decay.
During your preventative dentistry appointment, a dentist will examine your teeth to detect decay and signs of disease. They may also take X-rays to check the health of your teeth above the gum line. Early detection of decay is the best way to ensure cavities don’t have a chance to form.
Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a potentially fatal type of cancer that affects the soft tissues in your mouth and throat. The chances of a successful treatment are significantly higher if the cancer is detected early so regular oral cancer screenings are very important.
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