We’ve all heard about the importance of “dating” your spouse or significant other, but what about dating your dentist? No, not in the romantic sense – in the practical sense.
One question we often hear at Dakota Dental is “how often should I visit?” The answer is not simple. In fact, how often you should see your family dentists really depends on your specific habits and risk factors for oral health problems.
The standard recommendation for dental check ups and cleanings is at least twice per year. At these routine visits, the plaque is removed from teeth and your Dakota Dental dentist can check for cavities on teeth and gum infections.
There are always exceptions to the standard recommendation, however. For those who have dentures, healthy teeth, or a low risk of dental problems, including teeth cavities and periodontal disease, visiting your Dakota Dental Apple Valley dentist annually may be fine. But for those with a higher risk of oral health problems, more frequent visits may be suggested.
Science continues to confirm the link between good oral health and general health. When one suffers, it is usually an indicator of problems elsewhere in the body. So, those with general health conditions are often at higher risk for oral health problems. These health conditions include smoking, diabetes, infection, and even pregnancy.
At Dakota Dental, we believe in routine cleanings and check ups – a good percentage of our patients are seen every three to four months. Regular visits, along with taking care of your teeth at home every day, are essential for preventative dental care. For oral health problems and dental emergencies, additional visits are valuable.
To discuss a personal plan or to schedule dental services, visit www.DakotaDental.com or call 952-431-5774. Dakota Dental is fully equipped to handle all your needs in-house, from preventative dental care and dentistry for kids to oral surgery and sedation.