How Often Should I See The Dentist? Best Practices For Preventive Care

Wondering how often you should see the doctors at Carmel Mountain Dental Care for a teeth cleaning and oral exam? Proper preventive care is essential for your oral health, so it’s important to see us regularly to keep your smile strong. Get the answers you need in this blog now. 

Most Patients Should See The Dentist Every Six Months

The American Dental Association (ADA) and other major national and state-wide dental associations agree that most patients should see the dentist for preventive care every six months, and this is the recommendation we follow at Carmel Mountain Dental Care.

During your six-month visit, you can get preventive and general dental care like teeth cleanings and oral exams, oral cancer screenings, and even fluoride treatments and dental sealants. Periodontal treatments may also be required, depending on the patient.

Why Do I Need Six-Month Dental Visits? Understanding The Benefits

Not sure why you should see a dentist every six months instead of once per year, or even more infrequently? Coming to Carmel Mountain Dental Care twice per year has some great benefits.

  • Monitor your oral health over time – Over the years, coming to our office regularly allows our doctors and team members to notice changes in your oral health, and detect issues like teeth grinding or even gastric reflux (GERD) that may otherwise be difficult to notice.
  • Catch potential issues early – With routine preventive care, you minimize your risk of oral health problems like cavities and gum disease, and when one of these issues is present, you can get the proper care right away. This keeps your mouth healthy, and saves you time and money as well.
  • Get peace of mind – With regular dental visits to our office, you don’t have to worry about the health of your teeth. Your dentist at Carmel Mountain Dental Care will give you a clean bill of health after your appointment, or schedule any necessary follow-up treatments if they notice a serious oral health issue. Either way, you’ll have peace of mind, knowing that your oral health is protected.

Some Patients May Require More Frequent Dental Visits 

If you are very susceptible to tooth decay or you have gum disease, your dentist at Carmel Mountain Dental Care may recommend that you have more frequent preventive care visits. Patients with gum disease, for example, typically require periodontal cleanings every 3-4 months to keep their gums healthy and to prevent their gum disease from progressing and getting worse.

Get The Preventive Care You Need At Carmel Mountain Dental Care 

If you’re overdue for a six-month dental visit in Rancho Peñasquitos, 4S Ranch, Del Sur, or any of the surrounding areas, the team at Carmel Mountain Dental Care is here to help. At our office, you’ll get the expert, patient-focused care you need to keep your smile healthy and strong. Give us a call at (858) 484-4880 or contact us online to schedule a consultation now. We’re always accepting new patients! 

$150 New Patient Special!

First visit to Carmel Mountain Dental Care? Schedule your New Patient Appointment today to meet the team and get the quality care you deserve at Carmel Mountain Dental Care. Our New Patient Special includes a comprehensive exam, cleaning, x-rays, and a personalized treatment plan.

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