How Often You Should Visit Your Dentist
Dental visits do take time, but they are essential for your oral and overall health. How frequently you should visit our office for a checkup will vary based on your current oral health and any dental problems you may have. The reasons as to why you should visit us may surprise you.
At Least Twice Per Year
The average person should have his or her teeth examined about once every six months. However, this can vary depending on age, dental history and risk factors. While regular visits are especially important for kids, healthy older adults may only need a visit once per year. Ongoing gum disease and tooth decay may result in visiting us more than twice a year, such as once every three months.
Have Cavities Caught Early
Early detection of tooth decay allows for treatment to ensue before pain, infection and other complications develop. If it is left untreated, tooth decay may spread to multiple teeth and require root canal therapy or even tooth loss.
Keep Teeth Looking Good
The teeth whitening procedure is often times the treatment of choice for stained teeth, but getting regular cleanings can actually remove some mild tooth discoloration. Office cleaning can virtually eliminate the plaque to which the common pigments cling to.
Gain Diagnosis of Serious Issues
Several serious general health problems can be caught during exams, including oral cancer, diabetes and dementia. Having these issues spotted at a dental checkup ensures that further diagnosis and treatment can occur without delay.
Regular checkups will help safeguard your health, as well as your looks. You can contact our dentist to schedule an exam and find out how often you should return.
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