How Often Should I Visit My Dentist?
By RICHARD HAMATY
May 23, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Dental Visits  

Dental VisitIt is important to visit your dentist regularly. Regular dental visits include an oral exam and cleaning, both of which are important for preventing problems and maintaining good oral health. During the exam, your dentist can look for problem areas and treat them before the problem progresses. During cleanings, tartar buildup, plaque, and bacteria are removed to keep the teeth and gums healthy and prevent the development of tooth decay or gum disease. Dr. Richard Hamaty is your dentist in Yorba Linda, CA, for regular dental exams and cleanings.

Dental Visits

Visit your Yorba Linda, CA, dentist every six months for a dental exam and cleaning. Visiting the dentist twice each year is recommended for most people. In some cases, though, it is best to visit your dentist as often as every three to four months. Certain health conditions and habits can increase your risk of more easily developing gum disease or other oral health problems. In such cases, visiting the dentist more frequently gives your dentist a chance to identify problems as soon as they develop. People who might need to see the dentist more often include:

  • People with a weakened immune system
  • Individuals with diabetes
  • People who smoke
  • Women who are pregnant
  • Individuals under extensive stress

It is also important to schedule an appointment with your dentist in between your regular six month visits if oral health problems develop. For instance, do not wait until your regular six month checkup to see the dentist if you develop a severe toothache, mouth pain, or major tooth sensitivity. You should also see your dentist as soon as possible if your gums begin bleeding and the problem persists. When problems develop, it is important to visit your dentist right away so your dentist can treat the problem and prevent additional ones from developing.

Visiting the dentist every six months is recommended for most people. In some cases, more frequent visits might be needed. Your dentist can advise you if you need to visit more often. To schedule a dental exam and cleaning with Dr. Hamaty, your dentist in Yorba Linda, CA, call the office at (714) 779-1313.

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