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Your daily oral hygiene routine should include brushing twice and flossing once each day. This is an effective first step at preventing cavities and gum disease. Yet maintaining your oral health in the long term also calls for a routine dental checkup at Quincy Center Dental Associates.

This basic appointment starts with one of our professional dental hygienists performing a thorough dental cleaning. They will use special tools and techniques to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth. They will then polish each tooth to remove minor surface stains.

Throughout the cleaning, your hygienist will keep an eye out for any signs of cavities, gum disease, or other oral health issues. If something is giving your trouble, be sure to let them know so they can pay extra attention to the area.

Dr. Nathaniel Chan will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth to detect any signs of tooth decay and periodontal disease. If Dr. Nathaniel Chan detects a problem, he will discuss your treatment options. This might also include preventative measures like fluoride treatment or dental sealants.

At the end of the appointment, Dr. Nathaniel Chan will perform a cursory oral cancer screening. This will involve an examination of your tongue, neck, cheek, and throat to look for any early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.

If you live in the Quincy, Massachusetts, area and you’re due for your next dental checkup, you should call 617-934-4914 to schedule an appointment at Quincy Center Dental Associates. Let our dental professionals help take care of your oral health today.