Attending a Dental Checkup Twice Each Year Helps Maintain a Healthy Mouth

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Along with brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing each evening, your twice-annual dental checkup at Hauck Cosmetic Dentistry is important for maintaining a healthy mouth. This brief appointment is designed to clean your teeth of hardened tartar while also allowing us to monitor the health of your mouth and gums. Should your dentist, Dr. Douglas Hauck, find a problem, he can help you understand your treatment options.

The checkup starts with a dental hygienist performing a thorough dental cleaning to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth. This is followed up by a dental polishing procedure to remove minor surface stains. If your teeth suffer from more significant stains, you might want to ask about your dental whitening options.

Throughout the cleaning, the hygienist will also keep an eye out for any signs of tooth decay or periodontal disease. Dr. Douglas Hauck will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. If there are any problems with cavities or periodontal disease, he will discuss your treatment options. This might also include administering a simple fluoride treatment.

At the conclusion of the checkup, Dr. Douglas Hauck will perform a basic 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 Newport Beach, California, you should call 949-729-9950 to schedule an appointment at Hauck Cosmetic Dentistry.