Dr. Ben Lambeth, DDS & Dr. Megumi Lambeth, DDS

310 East Main St., Suite 335 | Carrboro, NC 27510

The Importance of Visiting Your Dentist Every Six Months

senior woman is greeted by a dental associate at a six month checkup

Apart from brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day, visiting your dentist every six months is necessary for maintaining good oral health. For some, that might seem like it’s too often, especially if they don’t experience any changes in their oral health between appointments. Here’s why it’s necessary to see your dentist every six months.

What Happens During a Dental Visit?

During a routine dental examination, first, your dental hygienist will take any necessary x-rays, review your concerns, and thoroughly clean and floss your teeth and remove tartar and buildup from around the gum line if needed. Then your dentist will examine your teeth and gums, making sure that you’re cavitity free. They may also conduct an oral cancer screening.

Why Are Dental Visits Necessary?

Your oral health can fluctuate quickly. Depending on your diet, habits, genetics, and current oral health care routine, a small cavity can turn into a need for a root canal in a short window of time. Visiting your dentist twice a year can help them catch any issues as they develop, so you don’t have to wait until you need a more expensive or involved treatment to restore your smile.

When you skip a dental visit, you’re allowing any potential issues that are in their early stages (for example, the beginnings of a cavity) to develop undetected, and allow for plaque and tartar buildup in hard-to-reach places to flourish, which can be detrimental to your gum health. Waiting an additional six months to see your dentist could be time-consuming and costly down the line.

Comprehensive Preventative Dental Care in Carrboro, NC

Milltown Family Dentistry’s professional, friendly staff and state-of-the-art office (complete with comfortable amenities!) will make you not want to miss out on your twice a year dental appointments. No matter what your smile needs, we offer a variety of services to give you the gift of beautiful and healthy teeth and gums for years to come.

Contact us to schedule an appointment and visit our financial page to learn more about our flexible financing options. We look forward to your visit!

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