Going to the dentist regularly is an important step in maintaining your oral health. If it’s been a while since your last appointment, don’t worry. Many people are anxious about visiting the dentist, but we want to make it a positive experience for you. Let us know what part of the appointment causes you the most anxiety, and we’ll do our best to make your visit more comfortable.
Who Needs to Go to the Dentist?
The whole family can benefit from dental cleanings and checkups, including infants who have their first teeth. The first few dental visits will be mostly to help the child get to know the dentist and become more familiar with tooth care. Regular visits can help to make the office feel more comfortable for children.
It’s especially important for children to have regular dental visits while their teeth continue to develop. Dentists can check for any signs of decay or problems with the child’s bite. Older children and teenagers might have problems with alignment or may need to have wisdom teeth removed.
Many adults don’t prioritize dental appointments in their busy lives. However, adults still need regular care to ensure that they keep their teeth for a lifetime. Dental problems can appear at any age.
How Often Should I Make Appointments?
It’s best to visit the dentist every six months. This will help the dentist get an early awareness of any problem areas, as well as ensure that your teeth are free from plaque and tartar.
Don’t let any insecurity about the current state of your teeth stop you from making an appointment. Even if it’s been decades since your last office visit, we’re very happy to see you and take care of your dental health.
What to Expect from Your Visit
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a long time, you might find the process a little intimidating. Going to the dentist is an easier process now than ever before. Advanced technology allows us to deliver comfort while still clearing your mouth of troublesome buildup and bacteria.
During your visit, you’ll get a professional and thorough cleaning from a dental hygienist. We can take digital images of your mouth to check for any hidden decay. An experienced dentist will look over your teeth and advise you regarding any next steps.
Feel free to call us with any questions or to schedule your appointment!