Regular dental appointments are important to the quality of your oral health. Even if you have excellent dental hygiene and teeth cleaning habits at home, visiting the dentist should be part of your plan for caring for your teeth and gums. The dentist performs important preventive care that requires the skills and knowledge of a dental professional. These preventive dentistry measures include:
- Exams to check for signs of gum disease, cavities, oral cancer and other problems
- Cleanings to remove dental plaque
- Discussion about your oral health and smile goals
You may have heard conflicting advice about how often to visit the dentist. The widely accepted frequency is once every six months. Most insurance plans will cover a routine checkup and cleaning every six months, so that is how often many people visit the dentist. Every six months works for many of our patients, but others may require more frequent visits or possibly less frequent visits. It all depends on your unique oral health and dental needs. People with gum disease or a high risk of other dental problems may benefit from visiting the dentist more often, while others may only visit once a year. Our experienced dentists can help you find a frequency for appointments that works best for you.
If you are searching for an experienced, skilled dentist in Arlington, Alexandria, Fairfax, McLean, Tysons Corner or the surrounding areas, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics to learn more about us and to schedule an appointment.