A Routine Dental Exam and Cleaning Is an Important Aspect of Preserving Good Oral Health

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The overall health of your mouth has a significant bearing on your quality of life. Cavities, dental conditions, oral cancer, and periodontal health problems can cause significant discomfort and might prove expensive to treat.

To help reduce your chances of suffering these complications, the American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental exam performed twice each year. Each of these appointments conducted at Scholes Family Dental is designed to address all the important aspects of maintaining a healthy mouth.

The appointment starts with a dental hygienist performing a thorough dental cleaning. They will use special tools and professional techniques to remove plaque buildup and hardened tartar from your teeth. Once this is done they will perform a dental polishing treatment to remove any surface stains from your teeth. More significant dental stains might require professional measures. Dr. Michael Scholes will then conduct a thorough examination of your mouth. If he finds any signs of gum disease, cavities, or other potential problems,our team will present you with the applicable treatment options or preventative measures.
Dr. Michael Scholes will then perform an oral cancer screening. This involves a cursory examination of your mouth, neck, and tongue for signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.

If you live in the Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, area and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 208-667-1578 to set up an appointment at Scholes Family Dental.