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Along with your daily brushing and flossing efforts, your regularly scheduled dental checkups serve an important role in preserving the health of your mouth. Without a dental exam and cleaning every six months your chances of suffering from cavities and gum disease will certainly increase. Any problems that do develop could also worsen without professional attention.

Each of these appointments at Rodem Tree Dental starts with a professional dental cleaning performed by a dental hygienist. Once all traces of hardened tartar and other bacterial deposits have been removed Dr. Ellen Nam will examine your mouth to look for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and early signs of other oral health problems.

If she identifies a problem, she will recommend the most applicable treatment method or preventative measure. This could include administering a fluoride treatment to strengthen your tooth enamel to prevent bacterial deposits from promoting tooth decay on the biting surfaces of your back teeth.

If Dr. Ellen Nam find signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer, she will refer you to an oncologist or other specialist to confirm diagnosis and start the treatment process. If you live in the Rowlett, Texas, area and you haven’t had a dental checkup in the last six months, you should call 972-475-2321 to schedule an appointment at Rodem Tree Dental’s dental offices.