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One of the most important steps in preventing harmful dental problems such as gum disease and tooth decay is to brush and floss your teeth twice a day. Equally important, though, is visiting the dentist at least twice a year for routine dental checkups to ensure you have good dental health. Dental checkups aim to improve your oral health now and in the long run by detecting dental problems and cleaning your smile, as well as removing tartar and looking for signs of oral cancer.

We would like to know of any potential problem right up front so that we can look closer and address your concerns.

When you visit Hawkins Family Dentistry for a dental checkup, a dental hygienist will perform a basic cleaning to remove food and plaque particles and polish away any minor tooth staining. If you have unwanted moderate to deep stains, you are welcome to speak with our dentist about your options for teeth whitening treatment.

Next, Dr. Lori Hawkins will examine your mouth and neck for symptoms of dental problems, including tooth decay and gum disease, and screen for oral cancer in your tongue, face, or throat.

To schedule your next dental checkup in Belpre, Ohio, or pose any oral health questions for our dentist, we welcome you to contact Hawkins Family Dentistry at 740-423-8416 today. We are excited to meet you!