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Your teeth, gums, tongue play an important role in helping you break down the food you eat. A healthy mouth is also essential for effective communication. If you suffer from cavities, gum disease, or other oral health conditions, those conditions can have profound negative effects on your quality of life. Untreated oral health problems can also cause significant discomfort and medical complications.

To help prevent and diagnose various oral health problems, the American Dental Association recommends having a dental checkup twice a year. The basic dental appointment includes a professional cleaning and comprehensive dental exam. Your dental hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth, and polish them to remove surface stains.

Dr. Jon Ormson will then examine your teeth and mouth for any signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and early signs of oral cancer. If the dentist detects an active or developing problem, he will talk with you about your treatment or prevention measures. These measures could include applying dental sealants or administering a fluoride treatment.

If you live in the Amarillo, Texas, region and you have an oral health concern, you should call 806-354-8526 to schedule a dental checkup at Jon Ormson DDS. Let us help take care of your smile today so you can get back to your life tomorrow.