How Often Should You Visit The Dentist?

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You know that regular care is necessary for kids and adults alike to maintain good oral health, but how often should you stop in to see your Newhall, CA, dentist? In today’s blog, we’re looking at the benefits of our checkups and cleanings, and why you should see us for one about once every six months!

Six-Month Visits

We suggest a visit for everyone ages two and older about once every six months. An exam is a chance for our team to take a close look at your smile and identify possible problems. We then treat them in the early stages. Since most common oral health issue takes several months to come, seeing us consistently every six months enables our team to always address the issues early, often before you even experience toothaches or sore gums. We also screen for oral cancer for our adult patients too. Our team will then remove plaque buildup from the smile as part of a cleaning, so we can lower the risks of issues like tooth decay and gum disease! For kids, these visits also instill good oral health habits, and have been shown to reduce dental anxiety, so your children will be more likely to continue seeing the dentist in their adult years.

Visits for Those with Gum Disease

If you have developed gum disease, then there is no cure, however lack of care to manage the issue could mean the advanced stage. Known as periodontitis, this advanced stage is linked to issues like adult tooth loss! For people with the disease, we suggest a visit every three to four months, so we more frequently examine the smile and remove plaque and tartar from the teeth.

Signs of Trouble

How do you now when to see us in between routine visits? We suggest giving us a call when if you notice a toothache or tooth sensitivity that doesn’t pass after a few hours. Likewise, sore gums or bleeding is a cause for concern. You should also contact us if a dental emergency arises, such as a damaged tooth or one that is knocked loose or out! If you have any questions about our approach to emergency dental care, or if you would like to schedule a checkup and cleaning visit for you or a member of your family, then give us a call.

Do You Have Questions About Our Exams?

We’re ready to help you and your family continue to maintain a bright and healthy smile with routine preventive and general care every few months. Newhall Dental Arts offers regular preventive appointments to help kids and adults alike maintain their best possible smiles. Contact our Newhall, CA office at (661) 259-7760 to learn more about our exams and cleanings!