Monday December 05, 2011
For New Patients Who Complete Cleaning, Full Mouth X-Rays & Examination
(416) 800 3185
How often should I go to the dentist for a check-up?
The standard recommendation is to visit a dentist is twice a year for check-ups and cleanings. This frequency level works well for most people. However, patients with implants, crowns and some people with gum disease, a genetic predisposition for plaque build-up or cavities, or a weakened immune system might need to visit the dentist more frequently for optimal care.
It is important to keep in mind that certain life events, particularly those that cause stress or illness, might cause changes in the mouth or the development of an infection, and might make more frequent visits to the dentist necessary. At the other extreme, people who have taken great care of their teeth and gums, and have gone for years without any problems whatsoever might choose to lengthen the time between visits. Ask us what visitation schedule works best for your state of dental health.
The three most important reasons that most strongly support the twice-yearly visitation schedule are:
- To allow your dentist to check for problems that you might not see or feel.
- To allow your dentist to find early signs of decay (Decay doesn’t become visible or cause pain until it reaches more advanced stages.)
- To treat any other oral health problems found (Generally, the earlier a problem is found, the more manageable it is.)
On your initial visit Dr. Kurtz’ experienced team will welcome you to our office. The appointment will take about one hour and will consist of getting to know you and your dental needs and wants.
Your dental information x-rays, digital photographs and models will be taken. After gathering all the information along with your concerns Dr. Kurtz will meet with you and do a thorough examination. Dr. Kurtz will design a plan with you to bring you to optimal dental health.