How often should I see a dentist?
We agree with the American Dental Association’s recommendation that you should see your De Pere dentist twice each year for examinations and cleanings. In dentistry, prevention of problems is always preferred rather than treating them after the fact.
What to Expect With Your Checkup
When you visit your dentist every six months, he or she can check your mouth carefully for signs of decay, gum disease, and other issues. Regular x-rays will enable your dentist to see things that cannot be spotted with the naked eye so problems can be identified in their earliest stages.
It’s also important to have your teeth professionally cleaned twice each year. Even if you are diligent about flossing and brushing at home, plaque still develops on teeth. Once it hardens into tartar, it is impossible to remove with brushing and flossing alone. Your dental hygienist will use special dental tools to remove tartar, also called calculus, from your teeth and along your gum line.
Oral cancer screening is another reason it’s imperative you see your dentist twice each year. Oral cancer is highly treatable—as long as it is caught early.
Dental Cleaning and Exams in Green Bay
Don’t skimp on your oral health by skipping dental appointments. Go twice each year to stay on top of your oral health.