Your dental health is an important part of your overall health, and at Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL we are here to help you maintain it.
During checkups, patients are sometimes surprised when we ask questions about their general health. But that dental health-overall health connection is vital, and specific questions about your health history help us get the best picture of your condition.
If you take good care of your teeth at home, then most of your checkups at our office should be routine. A routine visit means a thorough cleaning by a hygienist, and a careful exam by the dentist. Taking good care of your teeth at home means daily brushing and flossing.
There is no formula for determining how often you should have a checkup. Our rule of thumb is every six months. Some patients have ongoing dental health issues, and in such cases more frequent visits are in order.
No matter how often you have a checkup, regular visits to Decatur Smiles in Decatur AL are important. They give us a chance to identify and treat issues like tooth decay or gum disease before they get serious. Patients come to our office from North Athens, East Mooresville, and South Cullman for general and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!