A Dental Checkup Can Detect Oral Hygiene Problems

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Your daily routine needs to include brushing your teeth twice each day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You also need to remember to thoroughly floss your teeth at least once each day. These simple measures can help remove plaque, bacteria, food debris and acids deposits before they can promote problems with cavities and periodontal disease.

You also need to have a routine dental checkup performed twice each year by our dentist, Dr. Alan L. Frame and the staff at Alan L. Frame, D.D.S.. Each of these appointments starts with a dental hygienist thoroughly cleaning your teeth. The hygienist will remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth. Then the hygienist can then polish away minor dental stains.
At this point the dentist will examine your teeth and mouth to look for signs of cavities or periodontal disease. This will also include a screening to detect any early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. Should the dentist notice an area of concern he will help you understand your treatment or preventive care options. This might also include making some basic improvements to your daily routine.

If you live in the Santa Clara, California, area and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 408-244-3562 to schedule an appointment at Alan L. Frame, D.D.S..