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Having a routine dental exam and cleaning performed at Dr. James Stanford’s dental office every six months is one very essential step for maintaining good oral health. This involves a comprehensive dental cleaning to remove any traces of calcified bacterial matter, while also polishing your teeth to remove minor dental stains.

Our excellent Ballwin dentist will then examine your mouth for any signs of cavities, gum disease, or other oral health problems. Should he find an existing or developing problem, Dr. James Stanford will help you understand the treatment or preventive care measures available at Stanford Dental.

If Dr. James Stanford notices developing signs of demineralized tooth enamel, he might recommend administering a fluoride treatment to bolster the strength of your teeth.

This will only take a few minutes. Once the fluoride treatment has been completed, your teeth will be better able to resist future cavities. This might also help to address any tooth sensitivity symptoms linked to tooth enamel erosion.

The dental fluoride can be applied to your teeth in a varnish, foam, or gel form by Dr. James Stanford. The fluoride will need to be on the teeth for a few minutes.

Maintaining a consistent daily oral hygiene routine will help you maintain healthy teeth by resisting cavities between your regular dental exams.

If you are due for your next dental exam and cleaning, you should call Stanford Dental at 636-256-3559 to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Ballwin, Missouri.