How often do I need dental exams and cleanings?
If you want to minimize trips to the dentist for fillings, crowns, or root canals, you need to have dental exams and teeth cleanings every six months. Waiting until you have a cavity and a toothache is not optimal for your oral health. By the time you feel a cavity, the decay may have spread, and a filling may not be sufficient to protect the tooth.
Routine preventive dental visits allow our Midland Park, NJ dentists to monitor your oral health on an ongoing basis. During these appointments, Dr. Fukuda and Dr. Venuti will see that tiny cavity long before you even know it exists.
Most people benefit from dental cleanings every six months, while some may need more frequent appointments. During your cleaning, your dental hygienist will check your teeth and check for signs of periodontal (gum) disease.
Gum disease is another oral health problem that develops without your knowledge. But your hygienist will find it during your routine cleanings and treat gum disease before it causes long-term, irreversible damage.
If it's time for your six-month dental exam and cleaning, we would love to welcome you to Ohana Dental. Please call our Midland Park, NJ dental office to arrange an appointment.