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Problems with gum disease, tooth and oral cancer are always a serious cause concern. Not only can these oral health conditions cause discomfort they can lead to increased complications that could hamper your overall quality of life.

Preventing cavities and gum disease starts with brushing your teeth each morning with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoridated toothpaste. You also need to remember to thoroughly floss between each of your teeth and along the gumline at least once per day.

Having a routine dental checkup performed by a dentist, like Dr. Jon Ackerman every six months is also a critical component of maintaining good oral health. The simple outpatient appointment will detect any early signs of a developing oral health problem while determining the best treatment method.

Each checkup starts with a dental hygienist cleaning your teeth to remove any traces of hardened tartar and other bacterial deposits. This phase of the dental checkup also includes a simple polishing treatment to remove minor surface stains from your tooth enamel.

Dr. Jon Ackerman will then examine your mouth for any early signs of cavities, gum disease and oral cancers If he finds any early signs of cavities or gum disease, he will help you understand the most effective treatment strategy, which might also include applying preventive measures.

If you live in the White Plains, New York, area and you have an oral health concern, you should call (914) 761-2442 to schedule a dental checkup at Jon F. Ackerman, DDS.