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The human mouth is a complex part of the body with many important structures. Maintaining healthy teeth, gums and other oral tissues contributes greatly to your overall quality of life. When cavities, gum disease and other oral health problems occur it can cause significant discomfort, as well as other complications.

To help prevent these problems the American Dental Association suggests that you have a routine dental checkup performed twice each year at a professional dental clinic such as Center For Dental Rehabilitation. This simple appointment is designed to thoroughly clean away tartar and other bacterial deposits from your teeth while also monitoring your overall oral health.

Your dental hygienist will start by performing a thorough dental cleaning. This phase of the checkup will also include a dental polishing treatment to remove minor dental stains from your tooth enamel. More significant stains will require further treatment. Then Dr. Maureen Toal will administer a comprehensive dental exam. If she detects any cavities or early signs of gum disease, she will discuss the treatment options available. This might also include recommending a preventative measure such as a fluoride treatment or dental sealants.

A basic oral cancer screening will then be performed to detect any early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If you live in the Phoenix, Arizona, area and you are concerned about the health of your mouth, you should call 602.485.0505 to schedule a dental checkup at Center For Dental Rehabilitation.