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While brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day is very important to your dental health, it is also imperative that you visit your dentist regularly. Dr. Mohamed Waheed and our team recommend that you and your child come in for a professional teeth cleaning in Addison, Illinois, at least once every six months. These appointments allow our hygienist to thoroughly clean your teeth and for our dentist to examine your gums and teeth for any issues or potential issues. In this way, dental issues can be treated early on, while they are still easy to treat. Some dental problems can be avoided altogether.

Dental Cleaning
Your appointment will begin with a thorough cleaning, or prophylaxis. Our hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from all surfaces of the teeth. Your teeth will also be polished. Dental fluoride may be applied to the teeth to strengthen the enamel against decay.

Dental Exam
Our dentist will then examine all of your teeth and your gums for signs of decay, inflammation, or other dental issues. X-rays may be taken to get a closer look at the teeth and the surrounding bone. An oral cancer exam will also be performed. This is important so that any cancerous tissues can be detected early, when they are easier to treat. Our dentist may also review and update your dental health history.

Consultation
Our dentist will discuss any issues that were found with you. A treatment plan will be suggested and all of your questions will be addressed. Of course, you have the final say about your oral health. Sometimes, our dentist or hygienist will educate you or your child about the proper way to brush and floss your teeth.

We invite you to contact Elite Dentistry PC to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.