We all have our own sources of anxiety – and for a staggering number of adults, the dental office has its own role to play. The darkest part of dental phobia is its ability to harm your health. The longer you go without routine exams, the more likely you are to see yourself suffering from problems like cavities and gum disease. By combating your anxiety and keeping yourself on the proper exam schedule, you’ll be able to avoid these issues and preserve your oral health.
When was your last exam? If it’s been more than six months, it’s time to stop by your dentist’s. Keep reading to learn why we recommend cleanings twice a year, and set up your Algiers dental exam with the form below. As you can see on this map, Dr. Aubrey Baudean is just a short drive from your community, and we’re always accepting new patients.
How Often Should I Schedule Dental Appointments?
The answer to this question is different for every patient, but every six months is the standard recommendation. This is often enough that we’re able to catch dental problems while they’re still in their infancy, before they can grow and become more serious. With early cavity and gum disease detection, you won’t have to undergo the kind of invasive treatment that might lead to heightened anxiety.
Your exams are also an opportunity to get a clean state, dental health-wise. Your hygienist will remove any plaque that might have built up on your teeth, and discuss ways for you to adjust your brushing and flossing to reduce that buildup in the future. You’ll be able to get answers to any questions you might have about your home care, and keep your teeth even healthier moving forward.
With some patient education and engagement, you can actually look forward to your exams! Just ask if you have questions or concerns.