How Often Should I Visit My Dentist?
By Cohen Modern Dentistry, P.C
July 24, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: oral hygiene   Dental Visits  

Dental VisitRegular dental visits are an important part of ensuring that your teeth and gums stay healthy for life. Brushing at home is beneficial, but you also need assistance from your dentist. Know how often you should visit your dentist and if you think you’re way overdue, schedule an upcoming checkup with Dr. Jason Cohen at Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, MI. 

When to Go to the Dentist
The general rule of thumb is that you should schedule visits to your dentist every six months. But that is only if you do not have any present or past oral health concerns. If you have had issues, you should visit the dentist every two to three months for checkups. You can go to the dentist at any time when you want to have a cosmetic consultation. And of course, if you have an urgent dental problem you should go to the dentist for emergency care.

What Happens When You Visit the Dentist
The average dental check-up takes about 45 minutes to an hour. At a standard appointment with your Southgate dentist, this is what you can expect:

- New dental X-rays if you’re due for them.
- A visual check of the teeth to see if there is tartar or calculus build-up.
- Professional cleaning and polishing.
- A consultation about helpful treatments, such as a dental crown, implant, or orthodontic care.

Benefits of Seeing the Dentist for Checkups
You and your dentist are partners in keeping your teeth healthy, clean, and in good condition. The more often you visit for check-ups, the less likely you’ll have to visit for major dental problems in the future. Your dentist can see potential issues that you may not notice at home. You’ll also learn about new treatments that could protect and beautify your smile.

Take Care of Your Teeth
As important as it is to care for your teeth at home, it may not be enough to preserve your ongoing dental health. See a dentist at Cohen Modern Dentistry in Southgate, MI, for a consultation, checkup, and professional cleaning. Call (734) 283-1263 today for an appointment with Dr. Cohen.