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Making a conscious effort to brush your teeth each morning and night, as well as thoroughly flossing once per day represents an essential first step in preventing cavities and gum disease problems. With consistency, this daily oral hygiene routine will help remove bacterial deposits before they harden into tartar or contribute to the presence of oral plaque acids.

Here at Kirkwood Dental we also encourage our patients to have a dental checkup performed twice each year. This simple outpatient appointment is designed to thoroughly clean away bacterial deposits and hardened tartar while also polishing away minor dental stains.

Once this is done our dentist will administer a detailed dental exam to detect and diagnose any developing oral health issues, including tooth decay and gum disease. You should tell Dr. Vinh T. Pham about any changes or abnormalities you have noticed in your mouth or throat.

The dental exam also includes a basic screening for early signs of oral and pharyngeal cancer.

If Dr. Pham finds a problem area he will help you understand your treatment options, which might include applying a preventive measure or scheduling a follow-up treatment.

If you live in the Campbell, California, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call 408-378-8500 to schedule a dental checkup with the oral care specialists at Kirkwood Dental.