Preventative Dentistry

Why is it recommended to visit a dentist every six months?

Regular dentist visits are imperative to long-term dental health. It is only through these visits that your dentist can pinpoint problem areas and work to avoid future problems. Regular cleanings also stop gum disease in its tracks while ensuring that the structure and functionality of your teeth are optimized.

I’m not having any pain or bleeding issues? Why should I bother with a visit to the dentist?

For starters, it’s probably because you’ve been really good about brushing and flossing that your mouth feels as good as it does. But you do need to remember that most dental issues have to be pretty far advanced to actually cause you pain. As dental health care professionals, we’re trained to catch those telltale signs of problems before they cause you pain; saving you time and money in the long run.

What should I look for in a dentist?

Obviously, education and experience should always be considered, however, you’re just going to have to find one that makes you feel comfortable. One that ensures that every procedure is performed with your comfort in mind; one that is both affordable and convenient; one that is recognized by their own peers for their excellence and dedication.

At what age should I start taking my child to the dentist?

Following the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, we advise new parents to schedule their baby’s first visit between six months and one year of age. Every visit afterwards should be at every six months.

What are the signs of gum disease?

If you’ve seen a few days of “pink in the sink” or bleeding while brushing, you may be experiencing the first signs of periodontal disease. Do not hesitate to get into the dentist to get a full gum health assessment. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults but can be minimized with comprehensive dental health care measures.

How do I schedule my next appointment?

Simply call our Westminster location or use our online contact form to schedule your next dental appointment. If you should have any questions, comments or concerns prior to your visit, however, we invite you to call our team directly. As Westminster’s favorite dental clinic, we look forward to making you our next happy and smiling patient.