It is highly recommended by our practice that patients see the dentist at least twice a year for a check-up and cleaning. For the majority of patients who visit us, two visits per year is a workable schedule, but patients with gum disease may require more frequent visits. This would also include patients who have a predisposition or tendency to get cavities or plaque buildup.
When you come to our practice for your routine visit, you will receive a cleaning, tooth polishing, prevention and care instructions. Based on your examination, any needed x-rays and treatment recommendations will be given.
It is very important to perform regular check-ups at least twice a year to allow your dentist to look for for problems that you might not be able to see or feel yourself. These regular check-ups prevent such problems from becoming a larger issue down the line. Your doctor can also detect the beginnings of tooth decay and provide a treatment plan to resolve it before it is too late, or harder to deal with.
Remember that certain conditions such as stress or even illness can affect the health of your mouth and your overall well-being. In such cases, it might be recommended by your doctor to make more than two visits a year. Talk to your doctor and see what works best for your particular dental state of health.