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In the grand scheme of things, cavities are just one small problem that can afflict your oral health. Indeed, there are many different aspects that go into maintaining the kind of healthy mouth that can last a lifetime. While brushing and flossing are essential daily measures that help prevent gum disease and tooth decay, your twice-annual dental checkup at Bright Dental Care is vital.

The first part of the checkup calls for a thorough dental cleaning with one of our highly trained dental hygienists. They will use special tools and techniques to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth while also polishing away surface stains. During the cleaning, the hygienist will also keep an eye out for signs of tooth decay or gum disease.

Dr. Yong Eon Park will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth, giving special attention to any trouble spots the hygienist previously noted. If there are cavities, signs of gum disease or other issues, he will explain your possible treatment options.

Your dentist will then perform a basic cancer screening, examining your mouth, neck, and tongue for signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If he is concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel, he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment.

If you are due for your next dental checkup in Bakersfield, California, you should call 661.588.2772 to schedule an appointment at Bright Dental Care.