How often should I come in for examinations?

Each patient is different and has different needs when it comes to their dentistry. Drs. Smith and Domingue custom tailor treatment for our patients based on their specific needs. That includes the frequency of their exams and dental cleanings.

For many of our patients, we recommend examinations every six months. If you do not have a lot of dentistry or if you are generally healthy, every six months is about right. Every six months is also the recommendation we make for children.

In some cases, it might be appropriate to see you more often, and if this is the case we will discuss this with you. For example, if you struggle with gum disease or excessive dental decay, we may recommend that you come to our office every three or four months to keep your infection under control or for additional treatments such as deep cleanings or fluoride to help your teeth and gums to stay healthy.

Most of our patients appreciate our focus on prevention and see the value in more frequent visits when they experience dental problems.

If you feel like you need more frequent dental visits, contact us and we can help to accommodate you so that we can best support your dental health and wellbeing.