Your Routine Dental Checkup Might Also Include Preventative Measures

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Gum health problems, cavities, and oral cancer can cause significant discomfort and prove costly to treat. In many of these cases, prevention and early detection can be very important. To aid in these endeavors the American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental checkup performed every six months.

Each checkup at ADC Dental & Denture Clinic Inc. starts with a professional dental cleaning performed by one of Dr. Teresa Eplett’s dental hygienists. Once all traces of plaque and tartar have been removed from your teeth Dr. Teresa Eplett will perform a thorough dental exam.

This involves Dr. Teresa Eplett examining your teeth, for signs of cavities, inspecting your gums for signs of periodontal disease, as well as performing a screening for signs of oral and pharyngeal cancer.

If Dr. Teresa Eplett finds a problem, or a potential problem developing will recommend the most applicable treatment or preventative measure.

This could include administering a fluoride treatment or applying dental sealants to the biting surface of your molars and premolars. Fluoride will help to strengthen the mineral density of your tooth enamel to help prevent cavities from developing. Dental sealants are a special clear resin material that creates an impervious barrier preventing bacteria from access to your teeth.

If you live in the Medford, Oregon, area and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 541-772-8280 to schedule an appointment at ADC Dental & Denture Clinic Inc..