Brushing your teeth is an important daily habit. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, for two minutes per session to achieve optimal results. However, taking care of your mouth at home is only a part of maintaining your oral health.
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An exam is a simple procedure during which we inspect all of the structures within your mouth. With an exam, we check your teeth and gums for signs of decay, disease or other damage. It is recommended that you have at least two regular exams every year, along with your dental cleaning.
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During a dental exam, we check all of the structures inside your mouth. However, there is more to your mouth than what we can see with our eyes. The areas between your teeth and everything under your gums are all just as important, and just as susceptible to problems.
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It is recommended that you have professional cleanings at least twice a year as a part of your regular oral health care regimen. Cleanings are designed to remove plaque, tartar (hardened plaque), and bacteria from the surfaces of your teeth. This is done to help prevent gum disease, along with tooth decay, from occurring in the first place.
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Dentistry for Kids
Much like an adult, your child needs routine dental cleanings. Moreover, just like anyone else, these cleanings should be done at least twice a year. Cleanings for children are especially important because they are still perfecting their brushing and flossing techniques. Your child is much more likely to miss certain areas of their mouth.
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Oral Cancer Screening
Oral cancer is a serious oral health issue. It can present itself almost anywhere inside your mouth - your lips, tongue, gums, cheeks, palate, or the entrance to your throat. It can have a significant impact on the daily functions of your mouth.
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