When is the last time you had a dental check-up? At the Durham Dental Group, we recommend coming in for a check-up and cleaning every six months. If you have a higher risk for oral diseases, we advise you to receive an examination every four months.
Most of our patients are in a medium to low risk category for dental problems. However, if you use tobacco or alcohol, eat a lot of sugar, have an eating disorder, have poor oral hygiene practices, or experience medical conditions that impact your mouth, you may be in a higher risk category. It is critical to your dental and physical health to have your teeth checked soon.
There are four main reasons to see us every six months:
- Plaque and tartar. We’ll give you a thorough, professional teeth cleaning. The simple fact is that your toothbrush and dental floss can’t do it all, even with the most committed routine.
- X-rays. The dental x-rays we take allow us to spots potential problems we can’t see with a simple visual inspection. Identifying them early is the best way to treat them.
- Oral cancer. We perform oral cancer screenings. Again, identifying this early will lead to the best outcome.
- Gum disease. Gum disease is preventable, which is one of the reasons why your home dental care routine is so important. Checking your gums in our office every six months is the best way to catch problems early.
The common theme in most of the above is prevention. When it comes to your oral health, checkups and cleanings at the Durham Dental Group is the best way to take care of your teeth and gums. We also provide general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.