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Why Should I Visit the Dentist Twice a Year?

November 24, 2022 1:12 pm

Cavities can take anywhere from six months to several years to form. While the decay process is gradual, it isn’t the only issue that could develop with your smile as time passes. You could also experience gum disease or oral cancer.

One reason that visiting the dentist twice a year is so beneficial is because your dental team can check for any oral health problems you may not have noticed at home. Early diagnosis can result in treatment that is more efficient, less invasive, and more affordable.

How Often You Need to Visit the Dentist

Our office and the American Dental Association (ADA) recommend regular dental visits. Most patients need cleanings and exams twice a year (especially if you brush and floss every day), while individuals with current dental disease and other underlying conditions may benefit from more frequent visits. This can be the case if you use tobacco or otherwise have a compromised immune system.

What Happens During a Routine Dental Visit

The exact process for your routine dental appointments can be slightly different at each dentist’s office. But generally: you check in and fill out any necessary paperwork; if needed, you get dental X-rays taken for a closer look at your mouth; your dental hygienist cleans, flosses, and polishes your teeth; the dentist checks your mouth for dental disease and answers any of your questions; then you get a goodie bag and schedule your next appointment when you check out.

Benefits of Routine Dental Visits

Visiting the dentist twice a year offers great benefits, such as:

  • Preventing bad breath, dental disease & tooth loss
  • Reducing your risk for certain dental emergencies, saving you time, money & unnecessary pain
  • Removing surface stains & tartar buildup to brighten your smile
  • Boosting your oral health, which will contribute to good overall health
  • Giving you a chance to ask our team any dental-related questions

Schedule Your Routine Visit to Main Street Dental!

Main Street Dental offers comprehensive dental services in Bentonville, AR. Please contact us today to schedule your next appointment!

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