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Preventing cavities and gum disease is a very important part of maintaining a healthy mouth. The process involves remembering to brush your teeth each morning and night with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. It’s also very important to thoroughly floss between each your teeth and along the gumline every day. Don’t forget to clean behind your rear molars, as these areas can also trap plaque and residual food particles.

Preventing cavities and maintaining good oral health also calls for having a routine dental checkup twice a year by a dentist like Dr. Paul Labbe or Dr. Matthew Staat. These outpatient appointments are designed to remove hardened tartar and other bacteria from your teeth, while also detecting any developing oral health problems.

Should our dentists find an area of concern they will help you understand your treatment options, which could include preventive treatments that can be applied at the end of the appointment.

In some of these situations our dentist might recommend a fluoride treatment to help rejuvenate the mineral strength of weakened tooth enamel. The process involves pouring a small amount of concentrated fluoride into special trays that you gently bite down on for a few minutes. The fluoride will then saturate the microscopic textures of your teeth to strengthen your tooth enamel.

If you live in the Laredo, Texas, area, and you are concerned about the health of your teeth, or any other part of your mouth, you should call 956-242-4245 to schedule a dental checkup at Planet Dental.