How often should you visit your dentist? Once a year? Twice a year?
You’ve heard the expression “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and that’s especially true concerning your oral health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 34 million school hours and $45 billion in work productivity are lost each year because of emergency dental treatments.
If a few hours at the dentist a few times a year can prevent problems, interference with normal life and pain, it’s a worthy investment. Be proactive!
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients visit the dentist once a year, bare minimum, for a professional cleaning and checkup. However, frequency of dental cleanings should be decided by the patient’s dentist based on their oral health, habits, and general physical health.
Why do we get our teeth cleaned at the dentist at all? We do that at home, right? Shouldn’t we just visit the dentist to check for cavities and maybe get an X-ray? Here’s why you should get regular dental cleanings from your dentist:
There are some factors to discuss with your dentist that influence how often you should get a professional dental cleaning.
Make an appointment with Dr. Fred Blum and Associates for a dental cleaning and exam.
We’ll get to know you and your goals for your dental health. Together, we can determine your best course for care. We focus on you and your individual dental needs.
Remember… “ It’s NOT just a cleaning “