Our dentists recommend that your child’s first visit to the dentist should be no later than age three. We encourage parents to bring their children in for an orientation to familiarize themselves with the office at any time before their first scheduled dental visit.
Our office recommends that all patients should regularly visit the dentist every six months. Patients who are at greater risk of developing oral health issues such as gum disease or root canal therapy may be required to come in more than twice per year. Our skilled and experienced team can determine how often you should come into our office for regular checkups once they have understood your unique oral health standing and needs.
A comprehensive oral exam is required to diagnose all types of oral health conditions. When undergoing a new patient exam the following is included: bitewing x-rays and a panoramic radiograph in addition to photographs. After the exam is complete, your dentist will discuss all their findings and show you the x-rays and photos. The patient is also encouraged to ask questions during this time and discuss concerns they may have.
Over time, your toothbrush eventually wears down and becomes less effective, especially if you are following the required brushing recommendation (twice per day for 2-3 minutes each). Adults and children are recommended to change their toothbrush every three months. When using an electric toothbrush, read the instructions, as you may not need to change the toothbrush heads as frequently.
Yes, you do! When you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, you must be even more mindful of your oral health standing and scheduling regular visits. With braces, food can get caught in places your toothbrush may not reach. This is why it’s important to receive regular cleanings and check-ups o ensure your teeth are in good standing.
On average, dental x-rays need to be taken approximately once per year. However, every patient is unique and requires different types of treatment according to their oral health. Your dentist may recommend you need more than one set of x-rays taken per year, based on your oral health and the development of oral health issues.