We recommend our patients visit us for a check-up at least every six months. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen in most practices. According to a statistic done by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016, only 64.4% of adults aged 18-64 had one dental visit for that year.
Dentists recommend that you go for a check-up every six months even without symptoms; there is a need to prevent small dental problems from becoming big dental problems. Why? Two reasons, one because patients can’t do at home what can be done in an office visit and two, because small problems are easier to handle than big problems. A dentist finding a problem that is not yet a danger is beneficial to the patient because the dentist is able to intervene before it becomes a big problem.
Not taking good care of your teeth and gums can lead to more than bad breath or a toothache. While the nature of the link isn’t always clear, oral health can say a lot about your overall well-being. The research has linked oral health problems such as periodontal or gum disease to many health conditions, including diabetes, heart and kidney disease, asthma, osteoporosis, cancer and now Alzheimer’s, .
Yet it’s hard to show in these studies what the relationship is because these diseases are all multifactorial. So the watch phase is, even if you have no symptoms, it is best to keep visiting the dentist every six months. If we say that everything looks perfect than great!
If we can be of help, please feel free to give us a call.
Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC
ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD
Hanna Orland, DMD
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Chamblee, GA 30341