At Acadia Dental, we often notice that patients aren’t visiting the dentist regularly enough. This irregularity and infrequency of dental checkups often correlate with increased costs to repair damaged teeth. The best way to maintain your oral health is to regularly visit your dentist. Let us explain why.
How Often Should You Have Dental Checkups?
The average person should visit the dentist every 6-12months––this includes adults and children. If you have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, or periodontitis (gum disease), dental professionals might want to see you more often. In addition, some health conditions and medications can increase the risk of infection and tooth decay. For these reasons, it is imperative that you maintain a regular relationship with your dentist.
Prevention is the Best Medicine.
Your dentist can assess your oral health and ensure you and your teeth stay healthy and strong. Visiting your dentist regularly, even if you are very diligent with your dental care routine, allows your dentist to monitor your oral health over time. Just like getting your eyes checked, a dentist can take note of any abnormalities and refer you to a specialist should any concerns arise.
Regularly removing bacteria and plaque build-up helps prevent tooth decay, cavities, gingivitis, gum disease, and bad breath. Many of the consequences of excess plaque build-up can require costly and invasive interventions such as crowns, root canals, and extractions.
Good oral hygiene combined with regular visits to your dentist keeps you healthy!
Dental checkups will significantly decrease the risk of potential oral health problems from becoming serious. Forming a good relationship with your dentist is the best way to keep your smile shining bright. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. Remember, your dentist is here to answer any of your questions and walk you through every process.