The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that patients of all ages visit a dental office at least twice a year, or every six months, for a dental exam and cleaning. These important visits to the dentist prevent and diagnose dental problems that have yet to manifest noticeable symptoms.
Many patients only visit the dentist when they notice a problem, such as persistent pain; swelling; discoloration; or loss of gums, teeth, or bone. However, these conditions are signs of a problem that has been developing below the surface for a long time, and has finally reached an advanced stage that is noticeable to the patient. By the time they seek treatment, they may need to undergo significant treatment such as a dental restoration, root canal therapy, or surgery.
On the other hand, visiting the dentist at least once every six months allows the dentist and his team to discover and treat these problems before they reach an advanced stage. While these problems are still in the early stage, they can be easily reversed and eliminated with conservative care that preserves the majority of your natural smile.
Like the ADA, our team at Otsego Dental Group is dedicated to the care and health of your smile, and we strive to provide the service you need to enjoy total dental health. We invite you to visit our office regularly for dental exams and cleanings with our dentist and team. To schedule your dental checkup in Gaylord, Michigan, please call (989) 448‑2664 today.