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The American Dental Association recommends that you attend a routine dental checkup and cleaning twice each year. Along with a diligent daily oral hygiene routine, this is a critical element of maintaining good oral health. Every dental checkup administered at Jupina Dental is designed to address and examine all the aspects of maintaining a healthy mouth.

This includes a thorough dental cleaning, an examination of your teeth and gums, as well as a screening for oral and pharyngeal cancer.

If Dr. Joan M. Jupina has any concerns about the strength of your tooth enamel, she might recommend a fluoride treatment.

Dr. Joan M. Jupina will administer the treatment by pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride gel into a tray. It will be inserted in your mouth with a suction wand to catch any excess saliva or stray fluoride. They will need to be held in your mouth for a few minutes. You should avoid eating or drinking for at least a half an hour to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.

You might also want to consider cutting back on certain acidic foods and beverages. You can still enjoy them from time to time, but you might want to try drinking them through a straw or brushing your teeth after consuming them.

If you live in Hayward, California, and you are due for your next dental checkup, you should call 510.783.1414 to schedule a checkup with Dr. Joan M. Jupina.