The long term health of your mouth can have a significant impact on your overall quality of life. Your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing is important for preventing cavities and periodontal health problems. At the same time, it is recommended to have a dental checkup and cleaning performed twice each year.
At Dr. Robert Berkowitz’s dental offices in Anderson, South Carolina, starts with a dental hygienist performing a thorough dental cleaning. During this phase of the checkup special tools and techniques to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth and gumline. They will then polish each tooth to remove minor surface stains.
Dr. Robert Berkowitz will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth to detect any signs of tooth decay and periodontal disease. If something is giving your trouble be sure to let them know so they can pay extra attention to the area.
Should Dr. Robert Berkowitz detect a problem he will help you understand your treatment options.
Then Dr. Robert Berkowitz will perform a basic screening for any signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. This will involve an examination of your tongue, neck, cheek, and throat. If he finds an area of concern, he will refer you to a specialist for further diagnosis and treatment.
If you live in the Anderson, South Carolina, area and you’re due for your next dental checkup, you should call 864-642-4630 to set up an appointment at Trinity Dental Center.