How often should I see a dentist?

Even if you are happy in every way with your teeth, your mouth deserves a checkup every six months. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends you see your dentist at least twice a year. During this appointment, you may receive a professional dental cleaning, dental x-rays, home care tips, and a careful inspection of your mouth.

This bi-annual visit is important because problems such as cavities, gum disease, and even deadly oral cancers most often develop with no symptoms whatsoever. While some of these problems develop slowly and others very rapidly, six months is plenty of time for new problems to begin maturing symptoms. Fortunately, when caught within six months, most dental diseases are relatively early in their development and your dentist can help treat these problems appropriately and conservatively.

Please make sure to visit your dentist every six months to keep your mouth disease free. Plus, you can't beat that great clean feeling after a visit to your friendly dental hygienist.