Visiting the Dentist
How Often Should I be Visiting the Dentist in Buffalo?
In the following educational dental video, experienced Buffalo NY dentist Douglas Hamill DDS discusses the importance of visiting the dentist routinely.
How often should you visit the dentist?
The frequency of visits should depend on the condition of the mouth. If a patient’s mouth is in good health, we recommend visits every six months. There are several signs that can occur that would cause a person to want to see a dentist: tooth sensitivity, broken teeth, bleeding gums. If the patient has a buildup of plaque or the beginning of gum disease, we would instead recommend checkups three months. When a more advanced gum disease is present, we may even recommend alternating visits every three months between our practice and a periodontist.
Why should you visit the dentist regularly?
If you do not have regular checkups with a dentist, much larger problems can occur. We like to catch things early. If a cavity develops, it is quicker and less expensive to treat it immediately. If a patient lets the cavity get to the nerve, a root canal and a crown may be needed.
Has it been awhile since the last time you visited the dentist? Contact Buffalo NY dentist Douglas Hamill DDS to schedule a consultation. He has over 25 years of experience in dentistry and prides himself on providing affordable dental care in a professional environment utilizing the latest in dental technology.