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Maintaining good oral health starts with twice-daily brushing and daily flossing. While this is a sound first step, the American Dental Association further recommends that you attend a routine dental checkup and cleaning every six months. This will help with early detection and treatment of tooth decay, periodontal disease, or oral cancer while also cleaning your teeth from bacterial material.

Each dental checkup performed at Dido Kim starts with one of our dental hygienists performing a thorough dental cleaning. This will remove any hardened tartar from your teeth. Through the course of the cleaning, they will also keep an eye out for overt signs of tooth decay and periodontal disease. The dental cleaning concludes with a polishing treatment to remove minor surface stains from the tooth enamel.

Dr. Dido Kim will then perform a thorough examination of your mouth. Should he detect any signs of tooth decay or periodontal disease, he will present you with applicable treatment options.

Your dentist will then perform a basic oral cancer screening. This is a cursory examination of your mouth, neck, tongue, and throat to detect any early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If he notices a problem, your dentist will refer you to a specialist for further diagnosis and treatment.

If you live in North Bergen, New Jersey, and you’re due for your next dental checkup and cleaning, you should call 201-854-5500 to schedule an appointment at Dido Kim.