The American Dental Association strongly recommends having a routine dental checkup performed twice each year. The checkup performed at White Pearl Dentistry involves multiple facets. Each one is essential for maintaining good oral health.
The checkup starts with a professional dental cleaning that is administered by one of our highly trained and friendly hygienists. This involves using professional tools and techniques to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and polish away minor surface stains. Throughout the cleaning, your hygienist will keep an eye out for signs of tooth decay or symptoms of gum disease.
Your dentist, Dr. Nadia Hamouda, will then perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums. If there are any tooth decay or gum disease issues, she will discuss your treatment options. This might also include administering a simple fluoride treatment. If you have any oral hygiene questions or concerns, this is also a good time to ask them.
At the end of the appointment, your dentist will perform a cursory 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 Ann Arbor, Michigan, you should call White Pearl Dentistry at 734-222-0055 to schedule an appointment.