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Brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily is important for clearing away residual food particles and plaque before they can harden into tartar. Maintaining good oral health in the long-term includes attending your twice-a-year dental checkup at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry.

Our regular checkup begins with a thorough dental cleaning performed by one of our gentle dental hygienists. This process will enable our team to remove all traces of tartar from your teeth while also allowing us to inspect your mouth for signs of tooth decay and periodontal disease. The dental cleaning concludes with a polishing treatment to remove minor surface stains from tooth enamel.

At this point, one of our caring dentists will perform a thorough examination of your mouth. Should there be any areas of tooth decay or periodontal disease that need attention, our doctors will help you understand your treatment options.

Then your dentist will perform a basic oral cancer screening. This is a cursory examination of your mouth, neck, tongue and throat to detect any early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.

At the end of the dental checkup, the dentist might recommend administering a basic fluoride treatment. This is designed to fortify and strengthen your tooth enamel to help prevent tooth decay and sensitivity issues between dental checkups.

If you’re due (or past due) for your next dental checkup, you should call us here at Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Auburn Hills, Michigan, at 248-852-8766 to schedule an appointment. We’ll look forward to hearing from you!