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The American Dental Association exists to help people maintain good oral health throughout the course of their lives. To aid in this effort they offer a series of guideline and recommendations. This includes attending a regular dental checkup twice each year at a dentist’s office.

Here at Dr. Howard Glassman’s dental practice in Diamond Bar, California every dental checkup is designed to clean your teeth, maintain the health of your mouth, as well as examining your teeth and gums.

This starts with a professional dental cleaning performed by a professional dental hygienist. They will clean away all traces of hardened tartar and plaque buildup from your teeth. This will be followed by a simple polishing treatment to remove surface stains from your teeth.  

Once this is done, Dr. Howard Glassman will examine your teeth and gums. If he finds any signs of cavities or periodontal disease, Dr. Howard Glassman will present you with viable treatment options. This might also include preventative care such as a fluoride treatment or applying dental sealants.

At the end of the dental check up, Dr. Howard Glassman will perform a basic screening for signs of oral or pharyngeal cancer. If he finds and overt signs of a problem, he will refer you to an oncologist who will confirm the diagnosis and help you understand your treatment options.

If you live in the Diamond Bar, California, area and you haven’t had a dental checkup in a while, you should call 909-860-0321 to schedule a checkup at Phillips Ranch - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.