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Maintaining healthy teeth and gums can significantly contribute to your overall quality of life. To aid in this effort, the American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once, as well as attending a routine dental checkup with a dentist twice each year.

Each dental checkup at Dr. R. Nab’s dental office starts with a professional dental cleaning performed by one of his dental hygienists. Once all traces of hardened tartar have been removed from your teeth Dr. R. Nab will perform a thorough dental exam.

This involves Dr. R. Nab examining your mouth for signs of cavities, gum disease, or cancer. Should he detect a potential problem developing will recommend the most applicable treatment or preventative measure.

This could include administering a fluoride treatment to strengthen your tooth enamel or applying dental sealants to the biting surface of your molars and premolars to prevent cavities.

If Dr. R. Nab finds the early signs of gum disease, he can help you understand your treatment options and the necessary oral hygiene measures for preventing further recurrence of periodontal infection.

Should he find signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer, he will refer you to a specialist to confirm a diagnosis and start the treatment process.

If you live in the Houston, Texas, area and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 713-481-5693 to schedule an appointment at Midtown Dental.