The Benefits of Regular Checkups
When you make an appointment at our office, not only will you get a cleaning, you’ll get a checkup. At this checkup, we’ll examine your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay and gum disease.
Regular checkups allow us to identify signs of problems before they become serious. When identified early enough, we might be able to address oral health problems with just changes to your oral hygiene and/or diet. Even if treatment is necessary, it’s more likely to be minor, such as a filling instead of a dental crown or root canal treatment.
We can also help you determine whether bad breath is related to an infected tooth or gum disease, and then we can address the problem so you can have good oral health and fresh breath, too.
Does Everybody Need to See a Dentist Twice a Year?
The common recommendation is that everyone should see their dentist twice a year, but this doesn’t necessarily hold up for everyone. For some people at low risk of oral health problems, we might say that you only need to see us once a year. This is mostly true for young adults.