Should You Really Go to the Dentist Twice a Year?

By June 29, 2014Dentist

go_to_dentistYou’ve probably heard that you should visit your dentist twice a year. If you’ve put off coming into our office for your bi-annual checkup and cleaning, there are several reasons why you should make time in your schedule to visit us soon.

Many people believe they do not need to visit their dentist because they brush, floss, and rinse on a regular basis and aren’t experiencing any pain with their teeth. However, our dentist, Dr. Anna Szmitko, will help you prevent problems that you might not see or feel. Many dental issues are not noticeable until they start to cause you pain or develop into an advanced stage. For example, you may not notice that you have a cavity, gum disease, or oral cancer until it has progressed unless you come into our office regularly.

Although visiting the dentist twice a year works well for most people, some people should be going more often. If you have a high risk for dental-related diseases or are diabetic, smoke, are currently struggling with gum disease, or are prone to cavities, you may want to consider coming into our office three to four times a year.

The best way to figure out the frequency of your needed dental appointments is by consulting with Dr. Szmitko. If you make it a priority to come into our office twice a year and take good care of your teeth, you will be able to find out if you can go longer between visits or need to come in more frequently.