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The health of your mouth and your basic oral functions rely on several different factors. These factors impact your teeth, gums, tongue, throat, and other soft oral tissues.

If any of the parts of your mouth are compromised by tooth decay, periodontal disease, infection, or oral cancer you can experience significant discomfort and other problems. Early detection and prevention are critical for improving treatment options.

To promote good oral health,  the American Dental Association recommend havings a regularly scheduled dental checkup performed by a dentist like Dr. Bruce Speake twice each year.

The appointment will start with one of our professionally trained dental hygienists cleaning and polishing your teeth to remove any traces of tartar and minimize dental stains. Dr. Bruce Speake will then examine your mouth for any early signs of tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems.

If an existing or developing problem is detected, our dentist will help you understand your treatment options. This might include preventative measures like administering a simple fluoride treatment or applying dental sealants. These measures can help reduce your chances of suffering from tooth decay between your regularly scheduled dental checkups.

If you live in the Topeka, Kansas, area and you are concerned about your teeth, gums, or some other aspect of your mouth, you should call 785-267-6301 to schedule a dental checkup at Bruce Speake DDS PA.