Do I need a General Dentist?
Many people ask us, “How often should I be going to the dentist?” The answer is that it depends on many factors, such as your age, oral hygiene habits, and whether you have any underlying medical conditions. In general, we recommend visiting a dentist at least every six months for a cleaning and checkup.
Age: One factor that can affect how often you need to see a dentist is your age. Children and adolescents, for example, may need to go more often because their teeth and jaws are still growing and changing. Unfortunately, they’re more susceptible to cavities and other problems.
Oral Hygiene: Another factor that comes into play is how well you take care of your teeth daily. Those who brush and floss regularly and eat a balanced diet are less likely to develop cavities and other problems than those who don’t. In addition, if you have good oral hygiene habits, you may avoid going to the dentist less often.
Medical Conditions: Finally, certain conditions can also affect how often you need to see a dentist. If you have diabetes, for example, you may be more susceptible to gum disease and other problems, so you’ll need to go more often. The same is true for those who have HIV/AIDS or cancer.
By considering all of these, you can ensure that you’re getting the dental care you need when you need it.