Your routine dental exam and cleaning at Dr. Jing Yang’s dental office is designed to monitor the health of your teeth, as well as your periodontal tissues and the general condition of your mouth. It starts with a professional dental cleaning to remove all plaque and hardened tartar from your teeth. Once this is done your dental hygienist will polish your teeth to remove minor dental stains from the teeth that appear in your smile.
Dr. Jing Yang will then examine your mouth for any signs of dental caries, and periodontal health problems. This phase of the exam also includes a screening for signs of pharyngeal and oral cancer.
Should she notice a problem area, she will help you understand the proper treatment or preventative measures needed to restore the health of your mouth. If Dr. Jing Yang detects signs of demineralized tooth enamel Dr. Jing Yang might recommend performing a fluoride treatment to help prevent future dental caries.
The treatment can be performed at the end of the dental exam by Dr. Jing Yang pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into trays. Then she will insert them your mouth with a suction wand. They will need to be held there for a few minutes.
Afterwards, you can maximize the fluoride’s effect by abstaining from eating or drinking for at least a half an hour. This will allow the fluoride to saturate your tooth enamel. If you live in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 717-274-5613 to schedule a dental checkup at Brighter Smiles Family Dental.