How Often Should You See a Dentist?

Most of us have heard that we should visit the dentist every six months. But is that really necessary?

Dr. Peter Gambertoglio has been practicing dentistry for over 30 years. At his family dentistry practice in Spring, Texas, he recommends that children and adults follow these expert guidelines. However, sometimes you could need more frequent dental care. He shared these insights.

Why professional dental care matters

An estimated 100 million Americans skip their dental appointments each year. But this regular preventive care can help you avoid serious oral health problems, even if you brush twice a day and floss. 

Unfortunately, several dental issues, like gum disease or cavities, don’t cause obvious symptoms until they become more serious problems. Plus, your visit includes so much more than a professional cleaning.

During your exam, Dr. Gambertoglio:

At a minimum, you should schedule these preventive visits every six months. However, Dr. Gambertoglio recommends more frequent visits for some individuals.

Who needs more frequent dental care?

Some people have higher risks of oral health problems than others, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Several things can be to blame for this, but the best way to protect your teeth and gums is through increased dental visits to detect problems before they progress.

Dr. Gambertoglio may recommend appointments more often if you have:

Changes in hormones during pregnancy can also lead to gum inflammation and other oral health problems. You should also schedule dental visits more often if you smoke, which is a significant risk factor for gum disease and oral cancer.

When to schedule an appointment

Dr. Gambertoglio can help make personalized recommendations for your routine dental visits. However, you shouldn’t wait to book an appointment if you have symptoms, such as:

Each of these dental problems requires prompt attention as soon as possible to avoid more involved treatment.

If you have dental fear or anxiety, Dr. Gambertoglio also offers sedation services to ensure you remain completely comfortable throughout the entire process and have a positive experience.

When was your last dental appointment? Contact Peter Gambertoglio, DDS, by calling 281-350-8852 to schedule your visit today.

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