You should see a dentist regularly - even if you have a perfect track record of brushing, flossing and rinsing your teeth with Listerine. That’s because we can often have dental problems that we can’t see or feel without the help of a professional. This includes cavities, gum disease and oral cancer which can all remain unnoticed for months.
Remember: feeling that you have healthy teeth isn’t enough. Many of our dental problems are genetic, which means they come with no warning - and often with no obvious reason. This is why some individuals have healthy teeth no matter what they do, while others seem to have problems no matter what they do. Don’t just assume your teeth are healthy if they seem that way; have a dentist look at you regularly!
How Often Should I Come In?
Generally speaking, seeing the dentist once or twice a year is enough. However, people who are at low risk of dental disease - for example, due to having dentures - come in less rarely. Conversely, people who smoke tobacco, eat sugar frequently and are predisposed towards developing cavities and plaque may be better off seeing a dentist several times a year.
How Can a Dentist Help Me?
Dentists can help you in many ways. First, they’ll help you diagnose any problems you have and fix them quickly. This will save you money, time and energy down the line; after all, problems are best fixed while they’re still small!
Aside from making sure you have healthy teeth, a dentist can make sure you have a beautiful, even smile. In some cases, this is done through orthodontics: the science of repositioning your teeth for correct spacing, function and bite. In others, it’s done through cosmetic instruments like teeth whitening.
The good news is, our clinic has a wide range of specialists happy to help you keep your teeth healthy year-round. Why not call us now at (770) 277-5588 for a free, instant quote to see what we can do for you?