As mentioned in one of Smile Workshop’s earlier blogs on simple dental habits to improve oral health, it’s important to go to the dentist on a regular basis, but what does that mean? Depending on your health it can vary, but at Smile Workshop Pinnacle Park, here is what we suggest:
What if I take care of my teeth?
Even if you do an amazing job taking care of your teeth and gums at home, it’s still important to see your dentist regularly. Some tooth problems, such as cavities, gum disease and oral cancer, can be present unknowingly until they enter more advanced stages. By visiting your dentist at least twice a year, they can detect any dental issues before you experience visible signs or pain, making treatment easier and more manageable.
Do I need to go to the dentist more if I’m considered high risk?
For most, seeing the dentist twice a year works really well, but it may be better to come in more often if you’re considered high-risk. If you smoke, are pregnant, diabetic, have gum disease currently, have a weak immune system, tend to get cavities or build up plaque more quickly, it’s best to go to the dentist every three to four months or more depending on what your dentist recommends.
What if I have braces?
Most patients with braces need to visit their orthodontists every four to ten weeks depending on their needs, but that doesn’t include your regular dentist visit, which is even more important if you have braces. With braces, you are more susceptible to get things stuck in your teeth and build up plaque and tartar so it’s critical to get your teeth cleaned at least twice a year.
As your local family dentistry and orthodontics, we care about your dental hygiene and hope you’re making your regular dental check-ups.
If you need help staying on top of your routine visits or have any questions, call or book an appointment with us today!