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When one or more teeth in your mouth suffer from cavities it can impair your basic oral function, as well as cause significant discomfort. Many cases of tooth decay are related to inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene practices.

Catching cavities early can improve your treatment options. To aid in this effort the American Dental Association recommends that you have a routine dental checkup performed by a dentist like Dr. Michael Walbom twice each year.

This regularly scheduled outpatient appointment is designed to effectively remove tartar from your teeth, as well as detecting oral health problems. Should Dr. Michael Walbom find a problem, he will help you understand your possible treatment or prevention options.

If your tooth enamel shows signs of significant demineralization he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment. It can be done at the end of the appointment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays. They will need to be held in your mouth, along with a small suction wand to help the fluoride saturate the microscopic textures of your tooth enamel.

Going forward you might want to make a conscious effort to brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as thoroughly flossing between each of your teeth, as well as along the gumline. It can also help to check all of your oral hygiene products for the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance.

If you live in the Tucson, Arizona, area, and you are concerned about the strength of your teeth, you should call 520-809-6100 to schedule an appointment at A Caring Place Dentistry’s dental offices.