How Often Should You Visit the Dentist?

By John Sarno DMD | John Sarno DMD

Apr 15

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No less than fifty years back, assessments of those going into the U.S Army showed that Americans’ teeth were in pretty unhealthy shape. Very few people took care of their smile. There was not a single guideline for how frequently you needed to consult a dentist. A lot of dentists focused on remedying ailments as opposed to stopping them. Dentistry together with health organizations determined there was a need to set requirements for defensive dentistry. Without a clear reference point  they simply made some logical guesses that lead to the twice a year rule.

The Twice a Year Rule Started with a Pepsodent Advert

Interestingly the very first and foremost utilization of the twice-a-year guidelines actually originated in Pepsodent toothpaste advertisements. Regardless of the origins, this has confirmed to be a powerful rule of thumb for many.

Planning dental visits ought to depend on every person’s oral hygiene, habits and medical conditions. Even though you take outstanding care of your teeth and gums at home, you will still  be wise to see a dentist regularly.  Dr.Sarno will be able to search for conditions that you may not recognize . Many dental complications will not start out as detectable or lead to irritations until they are in advanced stages. Good examples include things like cavities, gum affliction not to mention oral cancer. Frequent visits make it possible for the dental practitioner to discover early onset evidence of disease. Complications can be treated at a manageable phase.

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Normally it is best to take a trip to Dr.Sarno’s Jupiter,Fl dental office twice per year. Occasionally people with very good dental health can visit the dentist once annually and still stay healthy. Other people might require substantially more repeated appointments. Those that have very little danger of cavities as well as periodontal illness are able to do very well visiting their dental professional just once each year. Those that have a high peril of dental ailments would need to stop by every 3-4 months, or even more. This higher than average risk group of people incorporates:

Cigarette users
Expecting mothers
People with recent gum ailments
Those that have a vulnerable immune response to bacterial problems

People who tend to get cavities or simply build up plaque

The routine for just about any person may possibly alter throughout a lifetime. In times of emotional stress or maybe sickness, you may have to visit the dental office more often than usual. The dentist will assist you to to fight a temporary infection or take care of any other problems with your  dental health.

Once you take good care of your teeth and gums and if Dr.Sarno doesn’t find any cavities or gum ailments for quit some time, he may decide to lengthen the period of time between your visits. Ask Dr.Sarno for the best schedule for your planned dental visits.



About the Author

I am a native Floridian, grew up in Jupiter, Florida I graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry where I received my DMD degree in 2010.