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How often should I visit the dentist?

Your dentist in Monroe follows guidelines put forward by the American Dental Association, which recommends most people see the dentist at least twice per year—every six months.

We may further customize your schedule to address the situation for patients who have a specific oral health condition like gingivitis or gum disease.

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Regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings are an essential part of your overall wellness and significantly lower your risks for preventable conditions, including:

  • Gingivitis—a precursor to gum disease
  • Gum disease—a condition that can mean tooth loss and systemic health issues
  • Dental cavities—tooth decay on one or more teeth
  • Root infections—deep tooth infections that require root canal therapy

Regular dental checkups are also an opportunity to screen for oral cancer—a condition that typically has a better outcome if caught early.

For your part, we recommend brushing and flossing at least twice per day and reaching out to our dental clinic in Monroe if you notice any oral health changes since your last checkup, including tooth sensitivity or a sore that does not heal.

Is It Time for Your Six-Month Dental Checkup and Teeth Cleaning in Monroe?

Reach out to a friendly team member if you’re ready to schedule an examination or if you have any questions.

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