Many dental conditions are painless at first, but brushing and flossing aren’t enough to prevent some issues. Regular dental visits can prevent or lessen the effects of cavities, gingivitis, enamel loss and periodontitis. If untreated, these can lead to bigger problems like infections and tooth loss, which can be painful and expensive to treat.
Learn more about the importance of seeing your dentist.
Your preventive visit includes an evaluation, cleaning, and X-rays.
If any issues are found during your exam, your dentist will recommend a treatment plan (including all options, if possible) to fix the problem and stop it from getting worse.
If you’re nervous about the exam or have any other concerns, talk to your dentist and staff. They have experience with nervous patients and can help you feel more comfortable.
For most people, an exam and cleaning are recommended every six months. If you have a medical condition or issues with your teeth and/or gums, your dentist may recommend treatment more frequently. Our Oral Health for Overall Health program provides four preventive visits per year at no additional cost for anyone with a qualifying medical condition.
If you haven’t seen a dentist in the last six months, make an appointment soon or find a dentist near you.