How often should you visit the dentist, and why are these visits necessary? Dr. Files and his team are aware that the dental needs for Redmond area residents will vary depending on a number of different factors.
Each person in the family is unique and how often they go for dental exams and cleaning will depend on personal oral health needs. Of course, the purpose of scheduling a visit to the dentist should not only be a wish to resolve discomfort or problems, but also as a preventative step to catch small issues early.
For many people, this means visiting the dentist every 6 months for a dental examination and a professional cleaning. Dr. Files may suggest visits that are more or less frequent depending on factors such as how well teeth and gums are cared for, problems that need to be checked or treated, and the speed of tartar build-up on teeth.
Individuals who are pregnant, smokers, users of illegal drugs or who suffer from health concerns such as diabetes may be at higher risk of developing oral health issues such as periodontal disease. This can affect their oral health needs and the frequency of dental visits.
Regular visits can permit your dentist to use his expertise and modern technology to check for problems that you may not even feel or see such as cavities, gum disease and oral cancer. Catching these concerns early allows for treating the problem before it becomes more extensive and painful. This promotes better health and saves the patient time and money.
The key to a happy and healthy mouth is prevention. If it is time for your bi-annual visit to the dentist or if you have any other oral health concerns, look to the high quality care and craftsmanship of Dr. Files and his team. They view it as more than just caring for the dental needs of Redmond area residents, but as an opportunity to improve the quality of life in their community, one mouth at a time.