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As you are likely aware maintaining a truly healthy mouth goes beyond simply brushing your teeth each morning and night as well as remembering to floss once each day. Having a dental checkup performed by a dentist like Dr. Nathan Owens twice a year is also a critical component of maintaining good oral health.

Each checkup administered at Owens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry starts with a professional dental cleaning performed by a dental hygienist. After all traces of tartar and bacterial deposits have been removed from your teeth Dr. Nathan Owens will perform a thorough dental exam.

During this phase of the appointment he will look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and early signs of other oral health problems. If he identifies a problem, he will help you understand your treatment options. This might include applying preventive treatments at the end of the dental checkup.

Sometimes a simple fluoride treatment or applying dental sealants can significantly reduce your chances of suffering from cavities.

The dental checkup will also include a basic screening for any early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. Should Dr. Nathan Owens notice an area of concern he will refer you to an oncologist or other specialist to confirm diagnosis and start the treatment process.

If you live in the Pulaski, Tennessee, area and you haven’t had a dental checkup in the last six months, you should call 931-363-1388 to schedule an appointment at Owens Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.