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Brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as making the conscious effort to floss once per day is essential for removing bacterial deposits and plaque from your mouth. With consistency, these basic oral hygiene steps will help to reduce your chances of suffering tooth decay and periodontal disease. Of course, this is just the first step in the prevention of common oral health issues. The American Dental Association notes that you should also have a dental checkup twice each year by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Mandy Nicacio.

This appointment is designed to thoroughly cleaning the plaque and tartar that your toothbrush may have missed, and remove minor dental stains. The dentist will give you a basic dental exam to identify any oral health problems. If the dentist detects any signs of tooth decay or gum disease he will discuss your treatment options. The dentist may recommend a preventative measure such as a fluoride treatment or dental sealants. Then he will perform a basic oral cancer to detect any early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.

If you live in the Hermiston, Oregon, area and you are concerned about the health of your mouth, you should call 541-567-4143 to schedule an appointment at Hermiston Dental Group.