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Does a visit to the dentist every six months feel like it’s a bit much? After all, if you brush, floss, and use mouthwash regularly, what do you have to be worried about? Shouldn’t you go to the dentist only when you have a tooth that’s bothering you?

The truth is that regular checkups – usually spaced six months apart, like here at Familia Dental – help combat all the problematic oral health problems you may face. Our dental team is able to keep an eye on your oral health, give advice, and make sure that your teeth are as healthy as possible.

With that in mind, let’s look at a few other reasons that a six-month checkup is absolutely necessary.

Cleanings
As great as your at-home cleaning routine can be, there’s a level of depth to a cleaning in our offices that you just can’t reach at home. From scaling and planing, to X-rays for cavities and ensuring your gums are healthy, there are so many aspects of an in-office cleaning that you need to make sure you’re keeping great oral health habits.

Monitoring problems
If you have some spots in your mouth where a cavity might form, or where you end up with more plaque buildup, then our dentist can watch those areas and monitor for problems. This helps you stay ahead of the game, and gives the meaning to the phrase, preventative maintenance.

You’ll also be able to make sure that any other serious problems are taken care of – like gum disease screenings. In short, there are just too many things you can’t do at home to thoroughly clean your teeth. That’s why we want to see you every six months.

If you need to schedule your next checkup at a location convenient to you, please call us today at 888-988-4066.