Since taking care of your teeth can affect your overall health, it’s important to go to the dentist on a routine basis. Which begs the question:
How often should someone go to the dentist?
While the origin of the twice-a-year visit is unclear, it turns out there’s something to it. With a basic cleaning twice a year, you can catch problem spots early and keep bigger issues from ever coming up. Even if you are the Monk of tooth care, it’s still important to get your teeth checked regularly by your dentist. What you can see is how great they look on the outside, but Dr. Moore has the technology to see all the stuff that’s happening below the surface of your teeth.
People with high risk dental problems may need more care than that. People who struggle with these dental problems may want to ask how often they should come in for a checkup.
You should come in more often if you:
- have a genetic family history of tooth decay
- smoke on a regular basis
- are pregnant
- have diabetes
The twice-a-year checkin is a fluid schedule that should be talked over with your dentist.
It’s hard for people to jump back on the dental bandwagon after it’s been a while. Here at Dr. Moore’s dentist office, we really want to encourage you for two reasons:
- The sooner you come in, the sooner you can tackle any hidden problems early and avoid bigger issues down the road.
- It’s just a checkup! All you’re committing to is a quick appointment to get your teeth checked out.
Dental care isn’t only about how your teeth look on the outside. It’s about the health of your teeth from the inside out. If you’re ready to take that step and get your teeth checked out, please give us a call or contact us below! We love meeting new patients, and we especially love getting people to a healthier place. We’re here for you when you’re ready!