Why are routine cleanings and check-ups important?

Though your teeth may feel fine and look okay on the surface. It is important to visit your dentist regularly as there may be underlying problems that you can’t see. Tooth decay does not often hurt until it is close to the nerve of the tooth, but by then the cause of the pain may have already reached an advanced stage of the disease process and require more extensive treatment. These routine appointments are essential to preventing dental problems and maintaining a beautiful and healthy smile.

How often do I need a dental cleaning?

Children, teens, and adults should see the dentist for a routine exam and professional cleaning every six months. However, people with certain health conditions that may increase their risk of tooth decay or gum disease may need to visit the dentist more frequently. Speak with your dentist about what schedule is best for you.

When should my child have their first dental appointment?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that children as early as six months of age see a dentist or no later than the age of one. Even if your child does not have teeth yet, it is important to keep their gums clean. Once their first tooth erupts, you can begin brushing, and once teeth touch you can start flossing!

How often should my child visit the dentist? 

Your child should visit the dentist every six months to ensure their teeth are healthy and coming in properly. During these examinations, your child’s dentist will also clean their teeth and check for any cavities or signs of decay.

For more information on how we can help you with your oral health or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at 973-888-1424