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Your mouth is a very complex part of the body with many different elements, organs, and tissues that work together, allowing you to process the food you eat, speak clearly and make a wide range of facial expressions. If an oral health malady befalls one element of your mouth it can alter your oral function, affect your quality of life, and potentially prove costly to treat.

To help detect and prevent oral health problems the American Dental Association recommends having a dental exam and cleaning every six months. This comprehensive appointment at Powell Boulevard Dental in Portland, Oregon, will remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your mouth while also monitoring the health of all oral structures.

The appointment starts with a dental cleaning procedure performed by one of our professional dental hygienists. While they are removing plaque buildup and hardened tartar from your mouth they will look out for overt signs of tooth decay and gum disease.

At the end of the cleaning, they will perform a dental polishing to remove any surface stains from your teeth. More significant dental stains might require professional measures such as a dental bleaching treatment.

Your Powell Boulevard Dental dentist will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. If they find signs of tooth decay, gum disease or other issues, they will present you with treatment options.

The dental exam concludes with a basic cancer screening, examining your mouth, neck, and tongue for signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If they are concerned about the strength of your tooth enamel they might recommend administering a fluoride treatment.

If you live in the Portland, Oregon are and you are due for your next dental check-up, please call 503-235-7181 to set up an appointment at Powell Boulevard Dental. We look forward to helping you!