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As you may already know, your dental checkup is vital for a strong and successful oral health. This is why our dentist, Dr. Calvin Garland, strongly encourages you to have your checkup every six months. There are many reasons why you should have these checkups, and one of those reasons is because it provides the treatments your teeth, gums, and oral health need to survive. Some of those treatments include:

-Diagnostic services, like reviewing and updating your medical history, evaluating your gum tissue, checking your bite, examining your chewing and swallowing patterns, taking dental X-rays, checking for cavities and other dental issues, and screening your mouth for oral cancer.

-Preventive services, like removing plaque and tartar from your teeth and gumline, washing tooth stains away, strengthening your teeth with fluoride, applying dental sealants if necessary, polishing teeth (as well as fillings and crowns), deeply cleaning the teeth, and cleaning as well as adjusting dental appliances like complete and partial dentures.

-Educational services, like teaching you how to properly brush and floss, counseling you about nutrition, recommending future treatment, evaluating and explaining self-care effectiveness, and tobacco cessation counseling.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about your routine dental checkups in Sacramento, CA, please reach out to Riverlake Family Dental at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is dial 916-422-1823 and our dental team will be happy to assist you!