A consistent daily routine of brushing each morning and night as well as performing a thorough flossing at least once each day helps reduce your chances of suffering from gum disease and cavities. The American Dental Association further recommends that you have a routine dental exam and cleaning performed by a dentist like Dr. R. Nab every six months.
This simple outpatient appointment will not only clean away bacterial deposits and polish your teeth, it will also help to detect any oral health problems. The dental exam might also include X-rays and other diagnostics.
If Dr. R. Nab finds any signs of cavities or developing gum disease, he will help you understand your treatment options.
If necessary he might also recommend a preventive treatment. This could involve applying a fluoride treatment or dental sealants. The dental exam also includes a basic screening for early signs of oral and pharyngeal cancer.
A referral to an oncologist or other specialists might be needed if Dr. R. Nab finds any early signs of oral cancer. Early diagnosis is essential for improving treatment success rates with these types of cancer.
If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you need a dental exam and cleaning, you should call 713-481-5693 to set up an appointment with at Midtown Dental.