National Dentist’s Day: Do You Visit the Dentist Regularly?

It was National Dentist’s Day on March 6, and here’s something you can do! Do you have an upcoming appointment with the dentist? Are you afraid to visit the dentist? We can help you take small steps to help brighten your smile. Some people are scared of the dentist and wish to stay as far away as possible. However, you must know if you are ignoring your dentist visit, you might be losing out on many things. You need to follow a regular dental routine for good oral health. Brush twice a day with floss and mouth wash. After eating sticky foods, do not allow tidbits to be left on your teeth, brush or floss immediately.

On average, an adult or even a child must visit a dentist every six months for a cleaning and oral exam. However, if you are afraid to visit your dentist, try to visit him regularly. It all depends on your oral hygiene and individual medical conditions. Some people need to visit the dentist once a year while others may have to see twice a year. The dentist visit gives you a reality check irrespective of how much you look after your oral hygiene. It is always advised to ask the dentist to schedule the next appointment. Don’t worry they will probably tell you when they want to see you next and give an appointment accordingly.

Remember, health conditions can also make you extra cautious of your oral hygiene. Smokers and diabetics may have to be more careful and visit more often. That, in turn, can make you visit the dentist regularly. But if you are consistent in brushing, flossing, and mouth cleanser and do not allow any tidbits to settle on your teeth, then the dentist might extend the length of your visit. It depends on you how well you take care of your teeth.

If you have not visited a dentist in a long time, it is time to muster the courage for the good of your dental health and schedule an appointment with Foothill Dental Care You may contact us at  (925) 961-5484.

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