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Brushing and flossing your teeth twice each day is just one part of the equation that goes toward maintaining good oral health. Attending your twice-annual routine dental checkup is also absolutely critical to maintaining good oral health.

At Rahn Dental Group every dental checkup, includes several different phases, each one is designed to address a critical aspects oral health.

The dental checkup starts with a thorough cleaning procedure. Here a dental hygienist will use special tools to help remove hardened tartar and polish away minor surface stains on tooth enamel. During the cleaning the hygienist will keep an eye out for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. This might include taking X-rays to better determine the health of the internal structures of your teeth.

Next, your dentist will perform a thorough examination your mouth. This involves checking your teeth for any signs of decay as well as inspecting your gums for signs of gum disease. At the end of the checkup they will also perform an oral cancer screening to check your tongue, throat, face, head, and neck looking for any signs of infection, swelling or other signs of oral cancer.

If you are due for your next dental checkup, you should not delay in calling Rahn Dental Group at (937) 435-0324 to schedule an appointment.