How often should I Visit the Dentist?

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

Thu, 05/18/2017

Dental Checkups - Fresno DentistDental hygiene is an absolutely crucial element to protecting your long-term oral health. And while at-home dental care is indispensable, so are regular visits to your Fresno dentist. In general, you should plan on visiting your dentist at least once every six months.

You might well be wondering why such visits are so important. After all, you practice good oral hygiene. You floss on a daily basis. You brush your teeth twice a day. Are dental cleanings really necessary?

And the answer is simple: yes. There's really no substitute for a thorough, professional cleaning from our experienced dentist. You can do everything right in terms of at-home dental care and still have plaque and food residue left on your teeth. And if left there, that plaque poses a serious threat to your teeth and gums.

Dr. Miyake has tools and technology to both reach parts of your mouth that you cannot and to provide your teeth and gums with a more thorough cleaning than is possible at home. And with his experience, he can spot developing problems early so that they can be treated before they become serious.

Of course, once every six months is a general recommendation. Those patients with more serious dental concerns might need to visit our office a bit more frequently. Dr. Miyake will talk to you about your dental needs and our staff will work with you to find appointments that fit with your busy schedule.

If you live in or around the Fresno, California area and you need a dentist you can trust, please call Dr. Gregory G. Miyake, DDS today at 559-224-0103 for a consultation and examination.