Do you have trouble remembering to schedule your dental exams?
Do you wonder why you have to go twice a year, even if you’re not experiencing problems with your teeth?
There’s a reason you trust your dentist to take care of your teeth, and it’s because you don’t always do a good enough job, even if you’re diligent about keeping your health top-of-mind.
According to the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, “More than 50 years ago, […] few people took good care of their teeth. There were no guidelines for how often you should see a dentist. Many dentists focused on fixing problems rather than preventing them.”
After that, the different dental and health organizations decided there was a need to set standards for preventive dentistry, and came up with the “twice a year” rule that we use today.
However, you should take your own personal health habits and personal hygiene into account when you schedule your appointments. For example, if you’ve recently had a procedure or cosmetic dentistry work done, you might want to see your dentist more than twice a year to make sure you’re staying healthy.
If you’re part of a high-risk group of people that includes smokers, pregnant women, diabetics, people with current gum disease, people with a weak immune system, or people to tend to build up plaque, you should see your dentist more frequently.
To schedule an appointment with a member of our team today, give us a call or visit our website! We provide standard cleanings, x-rays, and a variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures.