Regular dental visits are important for maintaining good oral heath. Dental checkups typically include an oral exam and cleaning. The exam allows the dentist to look for potential problems so those can be treated before the problems progress. The cleaning keeps your teeth and gums healthy and helps prevent the development of gum disease, tooth decay, and other oral health problems. At Digiorno Dental Fitness, Dr. Anthony Digiorno and Dr. Julianne Digiorno are your dentists in Folsom, CA.
You should have a dental exam and cleaning approximately every six months, or twice annually. However, if you develop any type of oral health problem between visits, you should see your Folsom, CA, dentist sooner. For instance, if you develop a severe toothache or your gums are bleeding regularly, you should schedule a dental appointment right away rather than waiting until your next regular exam and cleaning. That way the dentist can identify the problem and take corrective action to prevent it from becoming worse and causing additional problems.
Although it is recommended that most people visit the dentist every six months, there are times when it is best to see a dentist every three to four months, even if your oral health seems fine. Other circumstances or conditions can increase your risk of developing oral health problems. Individuals with diabetes, women who are pregnant, individuals with a weakened immune system, people who smoke, and anyone under extensive stress are all candidates for more frequent dental visits. Your dentist can advise you if you need to visit more than twice a year.
Better Oral Health
Regular dental visits promote better oral health by keeping teeth and gums clean and healthy. Professional dental cleanings help prevent various oral health problems, including gum disease and tooth decay. Dental cleanings are more thorough than normal at-home brushing and flossing routines. Dental professionals have the tools to clear away problems, such as tartar buildup, that brushing cannot. Tartar buildup can eventually lead to the development of gingivitis, an early form of gum disease. Tartar can only be removed with the right dental tools.
Most people should visit the dentist every six months. The dentists at Digiorno Dental Fitness can advise you if you need to visit more frequently. To schedule an appointment with Drs. Anthony or Julianne Digiorno, your Folsom, CA, dentists, call Digiorno Dental Fitness at (916) 817-6453 for the Folsom office or (916) 486-8525 for the Sacramento office.