How Often Should I Go to the Dentist?

Every patient is unique, and so is their dental health needs. Some patients should see a dentist more than others to achieve and maintain optimal oral health. According to the American Dental Association, you should see your trusted local dentist at least twice a year (every six months) to maintain optimal oral health.

Your Next Checkup at Dental Town

When you arrive for your next scheduled checkup at your local Dental Town office, here is what you can expect:

Oral Exam

Our team performs thorough dental examinations to evaluate your overall oral health. As part of our routine exams, we will check your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues for signs of disease, decay, or infection.

Dental Cleaning

A regular cleaning every six months can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. A member of our team will thoroughly clean those hard-to-reach places to remove plaque from your teeth. This will freshen your breath and remove surface-level staining from your teeth, revealing a brighter, more confident smile.

Digital X-Rays

We offer protective sealants to help protect your teeth against cavity-causing bacteria.

Oral Cancer Screening

Early detection and treatment are essential to a swift recovery. We check your mouth, lips, tongue, gums, and other tissues for signs of cancerous and precancerous conditions. Common signs and symptoms of oral cancer include oral sores, mouth pain, and a white or red patch on the inside of your mouth.

How Can I Maintain Good Oral Health Between Dental Visits?

While going to the dentist regularly is important, prevention is the key to maintaining optimal oral health. Here are some simple steps every patient should follow to keep their smiles healthy and bright:

  • Brush twice and floss daily as recommended by our dentist. This will prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental health concerns.
  • Use fluoride toothpaste to strengthen your enamel. Antibacterial mouth rinses can also help prevent cavities.
  • Avoid sugary foods and beverages as much as possible. If you do enjoy a sugary snack, brush your teeth afterward to remove cavity-causing bacteria or acids.

Do You Accept Walk-ins and Emergency Appointments?

Yes, Dental Town welcomes walk-ins! Our team will see you as soon as scheduling permits to provide you with quality care. We also offer emergency appointments to treat injuries, accidents, and other dental conditions. No matter your dental needs, our practice is here to serve!