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The American Dental Association recommends having a routine dental checkup and cleaning performed twice each year. This will clean away traces of hardened tartar from your mouth while also detecting any signs of cavities, oral cancers, and periodontal health problems.

The first phase of each checkup at Dr. Jorge Bastidas’s clinic starts with a thorough dental cleaning, performed by one of his dental hygienists. They will meticulously remove all traces of plaque and tartar before polishing your teeth. If you have any areas of concern, please let them know, so they can give it special attention and pass that information along to Dr. Jorge Bastidas.

Dr. Jorge Bastidas will then perform a thorough examination of your teeth and gums, before performing a screening for signs of oral cancer.

If he has concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel Dr. Jorge Bastidas might recommend administering a fluoride treatment. This can be performed at the end of your dental checkup.

This calls for Dr. Jorge Bastidas to pour a modest amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays that will be inserted in your mouth along with a small suction wand. Afterward, you should try to avoid eating or drinking for half an hour after the treatment.

If you live in the Paterson, New Jersey, area and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 973-742-2610 to schedule an appointment at Comfort Dental Care.