Smile Life Dental

How often should I visit the dentist?

It might seem tempting to skip dental appointments, especially if your teeth are feeling okay. Dental problems can be silent and remain unnoticed for long periods of time, leading to more serious and costly problems. With regular exams, we can help you to achieve optimum dental health and prevent dental problems. 

We recommend that you receive a dental exam and cleaning at a minimum of every six months. In some cases, we may recommend visiting the dentist more often. For patients managing periodontal disease or who have medical conditions such as diabetes, heart conditions, or who are taking certain medications, 3-4 visits per year may provide you with the enhanced support you need to stay healthy.

We customize the dentistry we provide to meet the oral health needs of patients as they change over time. What worked when you were twenty may need adjustments by the time you reach your fifties. We are here to monitor your health and make recommendations that protect your teeth and your entire body for a lifetime.

It is not only crucial for your oral health, but also your overall health to have regular visits. Studies have shown that dental problems can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and other health concerns.

Good oral health means better overall health. To schedule a dental exam, contact our Wilmington dental office.

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