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 dentistry practice of Mark Gray, DDS, 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 an appointment with us today. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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:
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.
Every dental checkup in our 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: