By Colesville Dentistry
February 04, 2016
Category: Oral Health
Tags: family dentistry  

If you want to keep your smile healthy and beautiful, then find out how often you should be coming into our office.

We’ve heard it all before. Schedules are busy, and it can be hard to find the time to see your Silver Spring, MD dentists--Dr. Gregory general dentistryHysong and Dr. Lynda LePore--as often as you should. But it’s better that you visit us regularly for quick, preventive care then needing to come in for expensive, time-consuming, and more invasive procedures to correct problems. To prevent issues for your smile you should be coming in twice a year (every six months). Find out why!

Many health organizations and medical experts agree that most people should see their dentist in Silver Spring twice a year for cleanings and exams to prevent cavities and gum disease--both preventable with the proper care. Of course, your oral hygiene, health, and habits should be taken into account when it comes to deciding how often you should come in for routine visits.

Even if you do a stellar job of caring for your teeth and gums at home, you will still need to see us regularly. Only we can detect problems that you may not yet feel or see. In fact, many dental issues don’t display symptoms until they are more advanced. Regular visits allow us to diagnosis and treat cavities, infections, and gum disease in their earlier phases when they are easier to treat.

On average, most people should see us twice a year. But some patients who are at a higher risk of cavities or gum disease may need to see us more often (e.g. every four months). Those who may need to see us more often include:

  • Those with diabetes
  • Pregnant women
  • Those currently dealing with gum disease
  • Those with a weakened immune system
  • Those who are prone to cavities or plaque/tartar buildup
  • Smokers

If it’s time for your next routine cleaning, then it’s time to call your general dentists in Silver Spring, MD at Colesville Dentistry to schedule your next appointment. When you get a clean bill of health, you’ll be happy you came to us!

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