How often should I come in for a checkup?
Regular checkups and cleanings at our Temple dental office are critical for maintaining your oral health. For most patients, we recommend dental checkups twice a year.
This frequency allows us to monitor the health of your teeth, which can change quickly. Depending on your oral health history, we may recommend x-rays every six months during your exam.
Digital x-rays are valuable because they allow us to spot decay at its earliest stages – long before you are even aware that it’s present. The sooner we can treat decay, the less opportunity it has for damaging your tooth and leading to costly, complicated repairs.
Dental cleanings are also important to monitor the condition of your teeth and gums. Our hygienist will clean your teeth thoroughly and look for any signs of gum disease. If we do find signs of periodontal infection, we can recommend a deep cleaning to remove any disease.
Routine checkups and cleanings can go a long way toward keeping your teeth healthy and beautiful. If you have any questions or need to make an appointment for your next cleaning and exam, please contact our Temple dental office. We will be happy to schedule a convenient appointment for these two important preventive treatments.