“How often do I need a dental check-up?” This is one of the most frequent questions clients ask us here at Northwest Family Dental, and with this article, we hope to shed some light.

For many people, the rule of thumb is to visit the dentist at least twice a year for dental check-ups and regular teeth cleaning. Is this healthy? The answer will always depend on various factors, including your oral hygiene, existing medical condition, habit, and diet. One thing is for certain though: Even if you regularly brush & floss and your teeth & gums are visibly fine, you still need to visit the dentist at a scheduled pace.

Don’t wait for dental problems, i.e. cavities and gum disease become more visible before you act. It is understandable to worry about the money and time spent on a check-up, but then again a lot more money can be saved in prevention. One of the most common mistakes of people is that they seek medical advice only after feeling pain. Often times, the condition is already in a more advanced stage.

In fact, many people don’t realize that they need to see the dentist more often than they thought. Smokers, diabetics, pregnant women, and people with current gum disease and weaker immune system need dental check-ups as often as three to four months.

The best source of information is still your local family dentist. If you are a parent, it is also advisable to teach your kids early on not to fear the dentist chair and instead build a habit of healthy oral hygiene.

For many years Northwest Family Dental has been a steady hand in providing quality, yet affordable dental services to many families in the Lake Worth, Texas area. If it has been a while since your last check-up, now is always the best time to get updated on your oral health. Join our growing number of happy clients by calling and scheduling an appointment at your convenient time. Thank you and have a good day!