How Often Should You Visit the Dentist?

CWD EditorOral Health

Regular visits to Cottonwood Dental to see Dr. Giaquinto can help identify cavities and other dental health problems before they become problematic. Dr. Giaquinto can assess your risk factors for tooth decay and gum disease, as well as advise you on how to properly care for your teeth.
The general rule of thumb for dental appointment frequency is every six months, but other factors may influence how often you need to see your dentist. Here are some examples

  • Pregnancy – swollen gums can be a common problem during pregnancy. Hormonal changes can increase blood flow to gum tissue and cause gum sensitivity.
  • Smoking – If you’re a smoker, you should visit your dentist frequently as tobacco use is a risk factor for periodontitis and oral cancer.
  • Heart Disease – We’ve blogged about it before, heart health and dental health are linked. If you have heart disease or at risk for heart disease, visiting Cottonwood Dental regularly for cleanings can help reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.

Has it been a while since you’ve visited the dentist? Dr. Giaquinto can advise you on how often you’ll need to visit based on an assessment of your overall health and risk factors for tooth decay and gum disease. At Cottonwood Dental, we believe in the power of preventive care, let us identify any potential issues before they become serious problems. Give us a call and schedule an appointment today!