A question we often ask ourselves is “how often should I visit the dentist?” For most people going twice a year to the dentist is enough. This is the general rule, but some individuals may require more frequent visits. Those who have little risk of cavities or gum disease are fine with going twice a year, but those who have higher risks of dental diseases (smokers, diabetics, weak immune systems, prone to cavities) should visit the dentist more frequently.
Taking care of our teeth and gums at home is essential, but a visit to the dentist a couple times a year is important for your dental health too. The dentists are capable of seeing and detecting problems that we may not notice ourselves. Dental problems such as cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer usually aren’t visible or painful until they have already moved onto advanced stages. Therefore it is important to visit the dentist in order for them to spot any problems immediately.
Another important reason to visit the dentist is that the dentist can clean your teeth in places you may not be able to reach.
A number of times one should visit the dentist can change throughout someone’s life. Events such as stress or illness may result in more frequent visits. Whereas if you take good care of your teeth and gums at home, then a number of visits may become less frequent.
Come make an appointment at Florence Dentistry. One of our dentists will gladly take a look at your teeth and will make a plan with you in order to ensure you are receiving the right amount of visits to the dentist that you need.
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