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Thoroughly brushing your teeth twice each day with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled tooth brush represents and essential first step in clearing away plaque and food particles from the faces of your teeth. You also need to remember to floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once a day to thoroughly free bacterial deposits.

You also need to have a dentist like Dr. Michael Dana perform a dental checkup twice every year. The simple appointment will serve to assess the overall health of your teeth and gums as well as other oral tissues.

If our dentist finds a problem during the dental checkup he will present you with a potential treatment plan. Sometimes a minor problem can be addressed by having him administer a preventive measure such as administering a fluoride treatment or applying dental sealants.

Each of your dental checkups will also include a professional dental cleaning to effectively remove hardened tartar and other bacterial deposits from your teeth. It also includes a polishing treatment to address any minor dental stains.

If you have noticed a problem with your teeth, gums or any other part of your mouth, be sure to let our dentist know, so he can take a closer look.

If you live in the area surrounding Spearfish, South Dakota, and you have an oral health or oral hygiene concern, you should call 605.642.7727 to schedule a dental checkup at Dana Dental Arts.