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Just Two Visits for a Gorgeous, Healthy Smile

Do you know the old joke that goes: a patient asks his dentist, “Do I have to brush my teeth?” The dentist responds, “Only the ones you want to keep!” The same is true of six-month checkups. You only must visit the dentist for regular preventive appointments if you want to keep a whole healthy smile. At the Houston dental office of Mark Gray, DDS Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we offer a wide range of preventive services to keep our patients smiling, and we’ll work with you to create a custom care plan to ensure you achieve and maintain your optimal level of oral health. Call our Houston dentist and team to find out more or schedule six-month dental checkup in Houston, TX with our team today. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Why Choose Mark Gray, DDS Cosmetic and Family Dentistry for Six Month Dental Checkups?


Caring, Skilled, & Kind Dental Team
Personalized Treatment for Every Patient
Trusted by Houston Families for Over 30 Years
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What Are the Benefits of Visiting the Dentist Every Six Months?

Visiting the dentist every six months is the easiest way to ensure you maintain your healthiest smile for life. Some of the many benefits of six-month dental checkups include:

  • Reduced risk for common oral health concerns
  • Earlier diagnosis and more conservative treatment options
  • A brighter smile and less tooth staining discoloration
  • Most preventive treatments receive a high percentage of coverage from insurance providers
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Why Do I Have to Visit More Often if I Have Gum Disease?

Patients who have periodontal (gum) disease will need to visit us three to four times each year rather than every six months. Gum disease is a chronic illness that cannot typically be completely cured. For this reason, we’ll need to provide regular deep cleanings to maintain the healthiest possible smile. Depending on the severity of your case, we will schedule appointments every three or four months to keep your smile whole and healthy.

What Should I Expect During My Six Month Checkups?

Every dental checkup in our dental office consists of four main sections – diagnostics, evaluation, cleaning, and consultation. Throughout your appointment, we’ll do our utmost to make sure you feel welcome, comfortable, and relaxed. Our team truly cares about helping you achieve and maintain your healthiest smile, so please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We’ll do our utmost to help. During your six-month checkup, you can expect to receive the following preventive treatments:


X-rays and images of your smile that will give us a complete picture of your current level of oral health.


We’ll carefully examine your smile, screening for warning signs of common oral health concerns, including tooth decay, gum disease, teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism), temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, and oral cancer.

Professional Cleaning

One of our skilled dental hygienists will gently remove plaque and tartar buildup from even the hardest to access parts of your smile. We will also be happy to answer questions you have about your at-home hygiene routine and help you improve your daily brushing and flossing regimen.


Dr. Gray will sit down with you one on one to discuss any areas of concern, recommend treatment options, and partner with you to create a personalized oral health and hygiene plan.

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