Having a routine dental checkup performed at Dr. Alberto A. Herrero’s dental office twice each year is an important factor for maintaining good oral health. The appointment will serve to remove all traces of plaque and hardened tartar from your teeth while monitoring the overall health of your mouth.
The first phase of the checkup involves a thorough dental cleaning performed by one of our dental hygienists. If you have minor dental stains on the teeth in your smile your dental hygienist can include a basic polishing treatment.
The second phase of the checkup involves examining your mouth for any signs of cavities, gum disease, and early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If Dr. Herrero finds any areas of concern, he will present you with the applicable treatment options. This might also include a preventative treatment to decrease your chances of suffering a newly developed cavity.
If Dr.Herrero notices trapped bacterial deposits on the biting surface of your molars and premolars he might recommend applying dental sealants. This can protect the occlusal surfaces from cavities for up to ten years.
If Dr. Herrero is concerned about the mineral density of your tooth enamel, he might recommend a fluoride treatment. This involves pouring concentrated fluoride gel into trays that will be held in your mouth for a few minutes.
If you live in the Ann Arbor, Michigan, region and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 734-222-9140 to schedule an appointment at our dental office.