How Often Should You Visit the Dentist?

Health professionals recommend that the average person should visit the dentist approximately twice a year for basic cleanings and checkups. Regularly visiting the dentist for cleanings allows you to prevent gum diseases and cut back on tooth decay and loss. Some other factors may also increase a patient’s necessity for more frequent cleanings. If you have a family history of oral health diseases, you may need to schedule cleanings more frequently than twice a year. If you begin to experience any pain or swelling in your gums and teeth you should schedule an appointment immediately. 

Scheduling Regular Dentist Appointments

During a regular dentist appointment, dentists will look for signs of bad oral hygiene, oral cancers, and spot early signs of other health conditions. Catching a dental problem early on may help reduce the amount of pain you experience and the cost to fix the problem. Tartar and Cavities are common problems that may arise which require more frequent visits. Smoking tobacco increases the risk of gum diseases, so it is advised that tobacco users visit a dentist more often. If you have a dental insurance plan, you should locate a dentist in your local area who accepts it prior to making your appointment.  

Dr. Alberto A. Herrero – Dentist at AH Dentistry 

Dr. Alberto A. Herrero is an experienced dentist at AH Dentistry. AH Dentistry offers family dental services to Ann Arbor, MI, Pinckney, MI,  Dexter, MI, and the surrounding areas. Dr. Herrero is committed to providing high-quality personalized health care to all of his patients. He will recommend the best procedures to prevent tooth decay and improve overall oral hygiene. Our dental office is made of skilled doctors, dental hygienists, and dental assistants who are ready to help you achieve a brilliant smile. If you have any questions regarding cavities, root canals, dental care, dental implants, or any of our other included dental services, call our office today at (734) 222-9140 or contact us online.

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