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Maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine starts with brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as remembering to carefully floss at least once per day. With careful focus these measures are designed to remove plaque and food particles from your mouth before they can promote cavities and gum disease.

Having a routine dental checkup performed twice each year is also a critical component of maintaining good oral health. If our dentist finds an area of concern, he will help you understand any possible treatment or preventive measures.

If Dr. Steven J. Brazis has any concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel he might suggest administering a simple fluoride treatment. It only takes a few minutes to help strengthen your tooth enamel and reduce your chances of suffering tooth decay between your dental checkups.

The treatment involves holding small trays filled with concentrated fluoride in your mouth for a few minutes. Established research has found that fluoride can infiltrate the microscopic pores of your tooth enamel to restore some of its mineral density.

Our dentist might also provide you with some basic tips to help improve your daily routine. Sometimes something as simple as replacing your toothbrush or making sure your fluoride toothpaste has earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance will go a long way toward helping you maintain strong and healthy teeth.

If you are in the Sacramento, California, are and you have an oral health concern, you should call 916-731-5151 to schedule a dental checkup at Steven J. Brazis, DDS.