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Our dentist and team have made it our mission to assist patients in maintaining their oral health. We encourage you to arrange your next six-month dental cleaning and exam if you have not yet had one this year. We invite you to keep up on your routine dental checkups to keep dental problems at bay and minimize any damage to your smile.

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) reports that patients of all ages should be visiting the dentist every six months for routine dental checkups to improve dental health, and Dr. Edford Clark encourages you to combine your regular dental cleanings and exams with a daily oral hygiene routine to ensure you are properly caring for your smile.

We would be pleased to tell you what can you expect at the dentist. Our friendly dental team will perform a dental cleaning  to remove any tartar from your smile and polish your teeth. Along with the dentist, we examine your oral cavity and take dental X-rays to evaluate the status of these dental health components:

— Any areas of tooth decay

— Periodontal health

— Your occlusal health

— TMJ disorder or bruxism issues

— Risk of oral cancer or infection

By maintaining routine dental checkups, you can lower your risk of general health issues like heart disease and stroke, as well as enable us to diagnose any life-threatening conditions like oral cancer. Professional dental cleanings can eliminate risks of tooth decay, bad breath, and gum disease, and ensure that any treatment for these conditions can be minimally invasive.

To schedule your next dental checkup in Prestonburg, Kentucky, with our dentist and team, please call Edford L. Clark, DMD at 606-886-4260.