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Maintaining good oral health requires several important factors. While brushing and flossing are critical first steps for maintaining good oral health, your regular dental checkup is equally important for maintaining it in the long-term, and catching minor problems before they can become something serious.

The first part of the dental check up involves a hygienist cleaning your teeth to remove tartar and polish surface stains. Throughout the course of the cleaning your hygienist will keep an eye out for signs of tooth decay, and gum disease. If you’ve noticed any trouble spots in your mouth, let them know so they can give it a closer look. If you’ve had issues with stains on your teeth, this is also a good time to ask about your tooth whitening options.

After the dental cleaning procedure Dr. Edward B. Miller will examine your mouth for any signs of tooth decay and gum disease. If he find any problem areas, you can then explore your treatment options.

The dental checkup Dr. Edward B. Miller will perform a basic oral cancer screening. This involves an examination of your tongue, throat, face, and neck. It’s a good idea to let Dr. Edward B. Miller know about any increased risk factors for oral cancer, such as a family history of oral cancer, alcohol and tobacco use. Detecting oral cancer early is essential for fast and successful treatment.

If you are due for a regular dental visit, please call Dr. Edward B. Miller at 972-298-6131 to schedule an appointment.