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The health of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues can factor into your overall quality of life. To aid in this worthy effort the American Dental Association offers several recommendations and informational tools. This includes encouraging you to have a routine dental checkup performed every six months by a professional dentist like Dr. Chris Lindsey.

This simple outpatient appointment is designed to clean your teeth and monitor the general health of your mouth. It starts with a dental hygienist performing a dental cleaning and polishing treatment. This phase of the appointment will thoroughly remove plaque, and tartar from your teeth, as well as polishing away minor surface stains.

Dr. Chris Lindsey will then examine your mouth to detect any dental caries as well as signs of gum disease and oral cancers. If he finds an area of concern he will help you understand your treatment options.

If chronic plaque acid buildup in your mouth has weakened your tooth enamel, Dr. Chris Lindsey might recommend a fluoride treatment to bolster the strength of your tooth enamel. This can help prevent cavities and other tooth decay complications before your next dental exam.

This will expose your tooth enamel to concentrated fluoride which will help bolster the mineral strength of your tooth enamel. Dr. Chris Lindsey pours a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays. You will need to hold them in your mouth, along with a small suction wand, for a few minutes.

If you live in the Palo Alto, California, area and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 650-327-3770 to schedule an appointment at Chris E. Lindsey DDS.