How often should I visit the dentist?
Each patient is different, and your oral health can change throughout your lifetime. Certain health conditions, such as pregnancy or diabetes, may mean that more frequent dental visits could be beneficial.
For most patients, visits every three to six months will support good oral health. We will discuss our recommendations with you and answer any questions you have.
Six-Month Dental Exams and Cleanings
Many people believe that twice-yearly dental exams are enough. For generally healthy patients with minimal dental needs, these maintenance appointments that include a dental checkup, x-rays, scale and polish and an updated medical history will be sufficient.
Of course, if a change occurs, your personalized dental treatment plan may need an adjustment.
Three or four Month Dental Exams and Cleanings
For patients with periodontal (gum) disease, maintenance appointments will reduce the likelihood of re-infection. Once you have gum disease, you will always be more prone to a reoccurrence. Three or four dental cleanings per year are often recommended.
Our dentists and hygienists are passionate about making each dental appointment as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for our South Calgary community. Even if you have missed a few dental cleanings, we will help you get back on track without guilt or judgment.