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Oral health maintenance is important for maintaining a good quality of life. According to the American Dental Association, patients should brush twice a day, floss once per day, and have regular dental checkups biannually. In fact, every dental check performed by our dentist, Dr. Nicole Furuta, is designed to examine and address the multiple facets needed to maintain your oral health for years to come.

The checkup starts with a dental hygienist performing a thorough dental cleaning. This is designed to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and also polish away surface stains. Through the course of the cleaning, the hygienist will also keep an eye out for signs of tooth decay or gum disease.

Dr. Nicole Furuta will then examine your teeth, giving special attention to any trouble spots the hygienist might have noticed. If there are cavities, signs of gum disease or other issues, she will help you understand your treatment options. Dr. Nicole Furuta will then conduct a basic cancer screening, examining your mouth, neck, and tongue for signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.

If your tooth enamel shows signs of weakness, Dr. Nicole Furuta might recommend a basic fluoride treatment. This will fortify the microscopic mineral crystals that your tooth enamel is made from.

If you suspect that you may have some oral health issues, or if you’re due for your next checkup and cleaning in Denver, Colorado, please call Lodo Dental at 303-623-5636 to schedule an appointment. We are here to help you maintain a healthy, confident smile!