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Brushing your teeth twice per day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association is an important first step in removing bacterial deposits from the faces of your teeth. It’s also important to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline once per day.

Having a dental checkup administered every six months by a dentist like Dr. T.F. Chen is also a critical component of maintaining a healthy mouth. This outpatient appointment is designed to clean your teeth while detecting any developing oral health problems.

After our dental hygienists have cleaned away plaque and hardened tartar they will perform a simple polishing procedure to remove minor dental stains. Once this is done our dentist will examine your mouth for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.

If he find an existing or developing problem, he will help you understand your possible treatments, which might also include preventive treatment measures.

Tooth enamel that shows early signs of demineralization might be addressed by a simple fluoride treatment. It can be administered in a few minutes to help your teeth resist tooth decay between your dental checkups.

If you live in Glendale, California, and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 818-502-1991 to schedule an appointment with the oral care specialists at T.F. Chen DDS.