Bellaire Family Dentistry

How often should I see my dentist?

We recommend that you see us at least twice a year for cleanings and exams. By doing so, you can be sure that your teeth and gums are clean and healthy and rest assured you are not developing any problems that may become more severe if not treated. In addition to maintaining your oral health, routine dental care benefits your overall health. Your teeth and gums may speak volumes about your well-being. For starters, there are conditions that affect oral health. Although no conclusive cause-effect relationship has been established, researchers continue to look at the associations between cavities, gum disease and heart disease. Diabetes increases the risks of gingival and periodontal inflammation and infections. Also, loose teeth could be a sign of osteoporosis. When there's an underlying condition in play, the dentist may be able to draw an important connection between your oral health and your overall health. Our office doesn’t only want to see you when you are in pain, but instead prevent problems before they begin!

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