How often should I see my dentist for a checkup?
Without knowing you or your dental history, it’s really difficult to say how often you should schedule checkups. This is a decision that needs to be made between you, Dr. Stone, and our hygienist. For many patients, however, twice a year is sufficient.
Dr. Stone and our team are trained to detect and treat many problems before you’re even aware of them. With semi-annual visits, we can catch decay and gum disease in their earliest stages.
Of course, the goal is to prevent disease, decay, and tooth loss from occurring. It’s obviously preferable to stay current with your dental treatment and avoid having to worry about unexpected problems sneaking up on you. We’re here to help you, but you need to do your part by making and keeping your appointments. It all comes back to teamwork!
During each checkup, we’ll look for signs of decay and disease that may have developed since your last visit. If necessary, we’ll take digital x-rays to make sure we have the most current information on hand. Once we’ve gathered all the necessary information, we can make recommendations about any treatment we think may be necessary.
Is it time for you to schedule your next dental cleaning and exam? Give our Northern Hills Dental office a call, and we’ll get you set up for your next appointment.