More than 100 million Americans fail to see a dentist each year, even though regular dental examinations and good oral hygiene can prevent most dental disease. Some people believe they don’t need to go to the dentist unless they have a problem with a tooth. But they have it backwards; the best way to prevent problems with your teeth and gums from occurring is to schedule regular dental visits. Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home, you still need to see a dentist regularly to check for problems that you may not see or feel.
Why do I need a dental appointment when there’s nothing wrong with my teeth?
Regular dental visits are important, because they can help spot dental health problems early on, when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable, and help prevent many problems from developing in the first place. According to the American Dental Association, visiting your dentist regularly is also important because some diseases or medical conditions have symptoms that can appear in the mouth. Regular teeth cleaning is essential for maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
When should I see my dentist?
Everyone should visit a dentist twice a year for preventive maintenance from a health standpoint. However you should definitely visit a dentist if your teeth feel sensitive to hot or cold; if you have persistent bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth; if you have a family history of tooth decay or gum disease; or if you have diabetes or cardiovascular disease, are HIV-positive, or have an eating disorder that can damage your teeth. You may not like the way your smile looks. Serenity Dental Spa will help you keep your teeth healthy, white, and attractive when you smile.
How often should I go to the dentist?
It depends on whether you have existing dental work to maintain. Some people need to visit the dentist once or twice a year, some more frequently. Every person has different needs. Serenity Dental Spa recommends checking in with the dentist at least twice a year.