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Prevention is often the most effective line of defense against oral health conditions. This starts with brushing your teeth twice each day and flossing at least once. Maintaining this consistent daily oral hygiene routine can help remove plaque, food particles, and sugar residue before it can harden into tartar or promote cavity development.

The American Dental Association also recommends that you have a routine dental checkup and cleaning performed by a dentist twice each day.

The first phase of the dental checkup starts with one of Dr. Steven Oshins’s dental hygienists performing a thorough dental cleaning. They will meticulously remove all traces of plaque and tartar before polishing away minor surface stains.

Dr. Steven Oshins will then examine your teeth and gums, before performing a screening for any signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer.  

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

It can be performed in a few minutes as Dr. Steven Oshins pours a modest amount of concentrated fluoride gel into special trays. They will be inserted in your mouth along with a small suction wand and you will need to bite down lightly.

If you live in the Schenectady, New York, area and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 518-356-5635 to schedule an appointment with the oral care specialists at Oshins Of Smiles.