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The American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental checkup and cleaning performed twice each year. At Dr. Michael Lemme’s dental office each of these important appointment starts with a dental hygienist performing a thorough dental cleaning. This will remove all plaque and hardened tartar from your teeth. Once this is done they will polish your teeth to remove minor dental stains from your smile.

Dr. Michael Lemme will then examine your mouth for any signs of cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer. If he detect signs of demineralized tooth enamel Dr. Michael Lemme might recommend performing a fluoride treatment to help prevent future cavities.

Dr. Michael Lemme will administer a fluoride treatment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into trays. Then they will be inserted into your mouth with a suction wand. They will need to be held there for a few minutes. Afterwards, it would be helpful to avoid eating or drinking for at least a half an hour. This will allow the fluoride to permeate your tooth enamel.

With a consistent daily oral hygiene routine, your strengthened teeth will help resist cavities between dental checkups. If you live in Oak Harbor, Washington, and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 360-675-3334 to schedule a dental checkup at Michael Lemme DDS.