How Often You Should See Your General Dentist

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The dentist is our biggest ally in the fight to maintain good oral health. We all know we should visit our dentist from time to time. But how often should we really go?

The typical rule of thumb is to visit your dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and an oral exam. But the frequency depends on your particular circumstances. If you take very good care of your teeth at home and you seldom if ever have cavities, you may be able to get away with less frequent dental visits. If you suffer from cavities and tooth decay, or if you have other health conditions such as diabetes or pregnancy, you may need to go more often, perhaps every three to four months. In addition to the regularly scheduled dental exam, you should see your dentist right away if you develop any problems such as a toothache, a cracked or broken tooth or a broken crown or filling.

If you are considering extreme makeover dentistry in Los Angeles, regular visits to your dentist become even more important. Once you invest heavily in your smile, you surely want to do whatever you can to help maintain and protect your investment.

If you are experiencing any dental problems or if it has been more than six months since your last oral exam, call us to schedule an appointment with our general dentist in Los Angeles.


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