Do I Really Need to Visit the Dentist Every Six Months?

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Even though taking care of your teeth at home, by brushing and flossing, is one of the best ways to keep a healthy mouth, scheduling trips to the dentist on a routine basis is still important to your dental health.

Dental exams are more than just a teeth cleaning. During your visit, your mouth will be checked for issues such as gum disease, gum recession, tooth decay, signs of oral cancer and more. Many dental health issues do not even cause pain or are not noticeable until they advance. The earlier we can catch a dental health problem, the more manageable it is.

Six months is still recommended, however. You should speak with your dentist about how often you need to schedule dental visits. There are some people that may need to visit the dentist more often than six months, for example, if you have gum disease, a weakened immune system or are susceptible to plaque buildup.

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Are you due for a cleaning? If so, Dr. Nichols welcomes you to contact us and schedule an appointment. You can also discuss how often you should come in for cleanings and exams following your appointment.