There are many different aspects involved in maintaining good oral health. While brushing and flossing are important daily measures, attending your twice-annual routine dental checkup with your dentist, Dr. Arpan Patel, will encompass all the factors that go into having a healthy mouth.
The checkup starts with a thorough dental cleaning and inspection performed by one of our highly trained dental hygienists. During this portion of the checkup, they will use professional tools and techniques to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and polish away minor surface stains. Throughout the cleaning, your hygienist will keep an eye out for signs of tooth decay or gum disease.
Your dentist will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. If there are any tooth decay or gum disease issues, he will discuss your treatment options. This might also include administering a simple fluoride treatment. If you have any oral hygiene questions or concerns, this is also a good time to ask them.
The checkup appointment concludes a cursory oral cancer screening. This will involve an examination of your tongue, neck, cheek and throat to look for any overt signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.
If you are due for your next dental checkup in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, you should call (215) 515-5157 to schedule an appointment at Alpha Dental Excellence.