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How Often to Visit Your Dentist

How Often to Visit Your DentistYou know you should brush your teeth after meals and floss every day, but do you know how frequently you should visit our dentist in Northridge? A dental checkup plays a critical role in your dental health. We check your teeth for signs of dental issues, and we check your gums to ensure they are free of periodontal disease. Our dentist finishes your checkups with a professional cleaning, which eliminates any plaque or tartar buildup in order to keep your teeth stronger and healthier.

Most people should visit us every six months. Because many dental problems develop slowly, this gives us plenty of time to diagnose any dental problems and initiate a treatment plan. We can also give your teeth an extra boost of shine at your appointment. When your teeth are professionally cleaned, all traces of plaque and tartar are removed, and then your teeth are polished, which can remove many surface stains. Before you leave, we will provide you with any information you need to keep your teeth healthy until your next dental checkup.

Some people may need more frequent dental checkups. If you have certain health problems, are pregnant, smoke or have a history of tooth decay or gum disease, we may recommend you visit more often than twice a year. Frequent cleanings and checkups can prevent dangerous dental problems and keep your teeth sparkling clean.

Contact our dental office today to learn more about how you can keep your teeth healthy or to schedule your next dental appointment.

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