How often you go to the dentist can vary depending on your needs. Prevention is the best way to avoid oral health concerns such as tooth decay and gum disease. Having a routine dental cleaning and dental exam is the best way to maintain your oral health and your smile.
For most, having a dental cleaning every 3 to 9 months is recommended. Some can require fewer visits and for others, it can be more frequent depending on many factors. A dental exam is recommended once a year to ensure that small concerns don’t become big concerns over time. Here are a few things to consider.
- Evaluating how often you are flossing and if you are brushing your teeth twice a day is important to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Making sure you are brushing effectively is also very important.
- Having a well-balanced diet is beneficial to your overall health and your teeth. Avoiding foods high in sugars and acidity will help keep your teeth healthier by minimizing cavities and erosion. Some examples of foods that cause erosion are citrus fruits, energy drinks, and soft drinks.
- Assessing your overall health and determining if you have a history of tooth decay and gum disease also need to be considered when determining how often you need to have a dental exam.
It’s important to have regular dental exams and hygiene visits to prevent decay from developing and progressing. Our hygienists and dentists will be able to help eliminate any build up and check your teeth and gums for any potential issues.
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