How Often Should I Visit My Dentist?

If you haven’t seen a dentist in years, it’s about time you do. It’s never too late to take better care of your dentistteeth, but this doesn’t mean you can keep on postponing your plans of visiting your dentist. Dental cleanings in Nashua are recommended by our dentists here at Kalil & Kress. We would love to see our patients keep a healthy and beautiful smile for life, and dental cleanings play an important role in making that happen.

How often do I have to see a dentist?

The American Dental Association recommends that you see a dentist every six months. Even if you practice proper oral hygiene, you still need to visit your dentist regularly. Your dentist will check for problems that you may not have seen or felt. A lot of dental problems are not visible or do not cause pain until they have reached an advance stage. By visiting your dentist regularly, dental problems can be identified early on and treatment can be provided right away.

Who needs to see the dentist more often?

Although most people need to see their dentist twice a year, others may have to do it more often. Those who have a high risk of developing dental diseases may have to see their dentist every three to four months.

Smokers, diabetics, and people who have an existing gum disease need to see a dentist more often than others. Furthermore, if you have a weak immune system or you tend to have cavities or build up of plaque, it is best to see your dentist every three to four months.

There is no hard-and-fast rule as to when you should see your dentist, although twice a year works well for most people. The schedule can change during a lifetime. Naturally, the presence of dental problems requires more dental visits.

To know the schedule that best suits you, be sure to see your dentist soon. Call us today at 603-880-7004 to book an appointment with one of our dentists and know the state of your oral health as well as receive treatment for any dental problems. We look forward to your visit!


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