How do I know when it is time to come in for a check up?
You are unique, and so are your oral health needs. Generally speaking, an average healthy patient will benefit from a professional cleaning and check up every six months. However, nearly half of adult Americans have gum disease and those who have been treated for gum disease may require more frequent visits to keep the damaged areas of the gums clean. In adults 65 and older, prevalence rates increase to 70.1 percent.1
Early detection of all cavities, gum disease and oral cancer drastically reduce cost, discomfort, treatment time and increase long term success. “Waiting until it hurts” will hurt you, the longevity of your teeth and your pocketbook.
When you visit our office, we will establish an individualized treatment plan based on your needs. Unlike corporate or large group practices with frequent staff turn over and production quotas set by administrators, you will never be grouped into “simplified” treatment protocols that frequently over diagnose and lead to overtreatmentShane Klingonsmith, DMD