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Dr. Tovar and the American Dental Association recommend attending a regular dental checkup every six months. This will help clean the tartar from your teeth and also monitor the health of your mouth and gums. If a problem is detected, Dr. Tovar can then help you develop an effective treatment plan.

At the start of the dental checkup, one of our dental hygienists will perform a thorough cleaning to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth. This is followed up by a dental polishing procedure to remove minor surface stains. If your teeth suffer from more significant staining issues, you might want to ask about your dental whitening options.

While performing the cleaning, your hygienist will continually inspect your teeth for signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Your dentist will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. If there are any problems with cavities or periodontal disease, he will discuss your treatment options. This might also include administering a simple fluoride treatment.

The checkup concludes with Dr. Tovar performing a basic 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 Peoria, Arizona, you should call 623-561-1470 to schedule an appointment at Pleasant Valley Dentistry.