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Preserving your oral health helps maintain your overall quality of life. To aid in this endeavor, the American Dental Association offers a series of recommendations. This includes a consistent daily oral hygiene routine and visiting your dentist twice each year for a dental checkup.

This simple outpatient appointment starts with one of Love Family Dentistry’s dental hygienists performing a thorough dental cleaning. They will use professional tools and techniques to remove all traces of hardened tartar from your teeth while also polishing away minor surface stains. Throughout the cleaning the hygienist will keep an eye out for signs of cavities or gum disease.

Once this is done, Dr. Peggy Lovecchio will perform a thorough dental exam. If she finds any signs of cavities or periodontal disease, she will discuss the treatment options available. This might also include administering a simple fluoride treatment or applying dental sealants to help prevent tooth decay.

Dr. Peggy Lovecchio will then perform a basic oral cancer screening. This will involve an examination of your tongue, neck, cheek, and throat to look for early signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If she finds an area of concern, Dr. Peggy Lovecchio will refer you to a specialist for further diagnosis and treatment.

If you live in the Roanoke, Virginia, area and you or a family member is in need of a dental checkup, call 540-904-2300 today to schedule an appointment or consultation at Love Family Dentistry.