The American Dental Association recommends that patients see the dentist at least every six months. Many dental insurance plans and most in-house dental savers plans reflect this guidance by covering 2 dental exams and professional cleanings each year. These regular dental appointments are incredibly valuable.
Here are just a few benefits of regular dental visits:
Early Diagnosis for Prompt Treatment
Regular appointments allow our team at Hermitage Dental Group to keep a close eye on your oral health. When we see you every six months, we can track any potential problem areas so we can treat them before they become a major issue. For example, we might notice an area of early-stage tooth decay during your regular dental exam. Because we have identified the weakness early, we can apply a fluoride treatment and recommend how to improve your oral health habits at home, then conservatively wait and see if the area remineralizes by your next checkup before treating it with a filling. Without early intervention, cavities and other problem areas can get worse and even result in serious infection, requiring more invasive treatment like root canal therapy.
Recommendations to Improve Your Smile
During your visits, we can discuss ways to improve your smile’s appearance and function. Beyond maintaining the health of your teeth and gums with regular X-rays, dental exams, and professional cleanings, we can recommend other services you may benefit from, such as clear aligners, teeth whitening, wisdom teeth removal, crowns, sleep apnea treatment, TMD therapy, and more.
Connection Between Your Family & Our Team
We want all of our patients to feel comfortable in our office and well-informed about their oral health. Keeping up with your routine checkups allows our team to get to know you and your family so we can become trusted guides. This can make dental visits less stressful for you and your children. And you’re more likely to keep your appointments when you enjoy seeing our team and we can chat about what’s going on in your family’s life.
To ask our team any questions about our comprehensive dental services or to schedule appointments for your family, please contact us today!