The needs of each patient is different and may change throughout your lifetime based on your health needs. We will make a recommendation designed to keep your smile looking and feeling its best. For most patients, twice-yearly visits will help you stay on track. Other patients who suffer from conditions such as gum disease may require more frequent dental visits to stay healthy.
Seeing a dentist on a regular basis is vital to keep teeth in optimal working order and for general good health, even if you aren’t experiencing any pain in your mouth. Cavities don’t begin to hurt until they have become very large. Most people who have had fillings were unaware that they had a cavity until the dentist found it during a check-up. Gum disease also doesn’t tend to hurt either, so it’s important to check it on a regular basis, especially for people who smoke.
For preventing as many dental problems as possible, it is important to have a great oral hygiene routine. The things you need to be focused on are: proper flossing and good teeth brushing technique. If you use the proper techniques for brushing and flossing your teeth, you will go a long way toward protecting your beautiful smile.
Each child is different, so dentists advise that the first appointment be six months after your child’s first baby teeth have all come up. This is usually when they are around 2 to 3 years old. In this first visit, the dentist will check to see that their development (mouth, gums and teeth) is normal and detect any potential problems that can be managed before serious conditions occur.