How Many Dental Checkups & Cleanings Do I Need Each Year?
This is a classic question our patients ask us every day. Fortunately, there is a simple answer! According to our own Dr. Jerry Bock and the American Dental Association (ADA), patients of all ages should have at least two checkups and cleanings each year in order to keep their teeth completely healthy.
Even if you take really good care of your teeth, these appointments are still extremely essential. Your teeth have many hard to reach surfaces your brush and floss just aren’t designed to clean, and these areas are where plaque and tartar can gather and cause tooth decay and gum disease.
When you come to see us for a preventive appointment, our dental cleaning will specifically target these trouble spots, and Dr. Bock will examine your mouth for a wide variety of dental issues. By coming in to see him regularly, he’ll be able to catch any problems you might have early, allowing him to treat them quickly and conservatively before they can do any damage to your smile. Basically, our checkups and cleanings help fill in the gaps in your home routine.
Still have questions? Great! We’d love to answer them, especially in person! To schedule a checkup and cleaning, please contact us today!