Even if you follow a diligent home care routine, regular checkups with a dental professional are still a must. We can detect early signs of decay, gum disease, oral cancer, or other dental problems and take appropriate action. Finally, we can spot clues to whether oral problems are actually symptoms of other diseases in the body.
Two checkups per year are sufficient. But if you have special problems or if you’re at high risk for conditions such as periodontal disease, it may be recommend that you come in as frequently as every three months. Your health history should also be discussed, asking about your past dental problems, allergies, medication use, drug reactions, recent illnesses, and chronic diseases.