Early Detection of Oral Health Conditions Can Improve Your Treatment Options

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Remembering to brush your teeth each morning and night, and floss once each day can significantly reduce your chances of suffering cavities and gum disease. It’s also important to have a routine dental checkup performed by our dentist,  Dr. Roderick Spencer twice each year.

This appointment is important for detecting oral health conditions early. This has been shown to improve treatment options as well as treatment success rates.

The dental checkup encompasses several important facets. It starts with a professional dental hygienist performing a dental cleaning treatment. The hygienist will use special tools and professional techniques to remove plaque buildup and hardened tartar from your teeth, as well as along your gumline. This part of the appointment also includes a dental polishing treatment to remove minor surface stains from your teeth.

Then the dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth for early signs of problems. If he find any signs of gum disease, cavities, or other oral health maladies, our dentist will present you with your treatment options, or advise you or any possible preventative measures.

The conclusion of the dental checkup includes an oral cancer screening. This involves an examination of your mouth, neck, and tongue for any early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.

If you live in the Bozeman, Montana, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 406-602-4100 to schedule a dental checkup at Suite Dental.