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The American Dental Association offers a variety of insightful guidelines to help maintain long-term, good oral health. On a daily basis, you need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss each evening. Your twice-annual dental checkup at My Downey Dental is also critical for maintaining a healthy mouth. It is designed to address the multiple facets involved in maintaining long-term, good oral health.

At the start of the appointment, one of our highly trained and friendly hygienists will perform a thorough dental cleaning. They will use professional tools and techniques to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and they will polish away minor surface stains. Throughout the cleaning, your hygienist will keep an eye out for signs of tooth decay or gum disease.

Your dentist will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. If there are any tooth decay or gum disease issues, he will discuss your treatment options. This might include administering a simple fluoride treatment. If you have any oral hygiene questions or concerns, this is also a good time to ask them.

At the end of the appointment, your dentist will perform a basic oral cancer screening. This will involve an examination of your tongue, neck, cheek, and throat to look for early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.

If you are due for your next dental checkup in Downey, California, you should call 562-372-4294 to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Behzad Abadi.