How often do I need to visit the dentist?
Generally speaking, we recommend that everyone see the dentist every six months for a cleaning and examination. This can, of course, vary depending on your specific needs. For instance, if we are treating you for periodontal disease or another condition, we may recommend that you come see us more often.
Visiting the dentist for those regularly scheduled appointments is the best way to prevent serious dental health issues from forming. It also allows your dentist to catch any small concerns before they become more costly to address.
Additionally, if we are placing a restoration or have performed a treatment like a root canal, we may recommend that you return for a follow-up so that we can make sure that everything is looking good. If you’ve been seen for emergency care, we will recommend a follow-up visit so that we can create a maintenance plan to help you avoid future emergencies.
Many of our patients are “snowbirds,” spending the winter months in beautiful Sarasota and the summer up north. We don’t want you to miss out on your important twice-yearly preventive examinations, so snowbirds and other travelers are always welcome at our office! We will happily coordinate care with your dental provider up north to make sure that your treatment is consistent and that everyone is on the same page.
If you are new to the area or you are seeking a new practice, please give us a call! We are always welcoming new patients, and we look forward to meeting you!