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How Often You Should Visit the Dentist

Regular dental visits play a vital role in helping you maintain your oral health. Experts recommend that most people visit their dentists at least twice a year. Our dentist uses your biannual checkup as an opportunity to spot early signs of trouble such as tooth decay or gum disease. In their earliest stages, both conditions may have few or no noticeable symptoms. When left untreated, however, they can lead to pain, chronic dental disease and tooth loss.


Brushing twice daily and flossing every day will reduce the plaque and tartar buildup that is the source of many dental diseases. However, even the most thorough brushers can miss areas, which can allow dental disease to gain a foothold. A professional cleaning removes all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth so that you are left with a clean, healthy mouth.


Our dentist will also check your restorations to ensure they fit properly and are intact. A spot check for oral cancer and other serious conditions are included in your dental exam. Before you leave, our dentist will provide you with recommendations that can help you get the most out of your dental care routine. Our dentist always welcomes any questions you might have.


Some patients may need more frequent dental visits, particularly if they have a history of dental decay, gum disease, smoking or certain health conditions. Minor problems can quickly spiral out of control into costly, extensive dental diseases if not diagnosed and treated properly. Call our dentist today to schedule your next exam.