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Brushing your teeth each morning and night and flossing once per day is essential for removing food material and bacterial deposits from your teeth. At the same time, the American Dental Association also recommends that you have a routine dental checkup performed twice each year by a qualified dentist like Dr. Mark A. Osenieks.

This outpatient appointment is designed to effectively clean and polish your teeth, while also detecting any early signs of oral health problems like oral cancer, gum disease, or cavities. Should Dr. Mark A. Osenieks find anything amiss, he will help you understand the most effective treatment plan.

In some of these scenarios he might recommend administering a preventative treatment such as a fluoride treatment or applying dental sealants.

The fluoride treatment is designed to introduce concentrated fluoride to your tooth enamel to bolster the mineral density of your teeth. This will help prevent bacteria and plaque acids from promoting tooth decay.

Dental sealants are created from a special type of dental grade resin. Once applied to your teeth and hardened by the ultraviolet light they will create a protective barrier that prevents bacterial deposits from building up on the biting surfaces of your back teeth.  

If you live in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area and you are due for a dental checkup, you should call (616) 453-0002 to schedule an appointment at Mark Osenieks, DDS, PC.