How Often Should I See My Dentist?

Albuquerque NM General DentistYou’re unique and so is your smile. While regular checkups to keep your teeth and gums healthy are important. For most healthy smiles, a visit to Legacy Dental in Albuquerque is needed no more than every six months.

Scheduling Checkups for Kids

You want your little one to have a great smile for life. With a great Albuquerque dentist, you can. It begins with a visit by your child’s first birthday, or shortly after their first tooth comes in. Regular checkups can help reduce your child’s risk of cavities and allow us to monitor their ongoing development before bigger needs arise.

Adult Exams and Cleanings

For adults with great oral hygiene, twice-yearly appointments are usually all that it takes to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Routine visits are also important because they include vital screenings for periodontitis, oral cancer, and give us valuable insights into ongoing conditions or the integrity of your dental work.

Special Health Considerations

Nobody is born with a perfect smile, but with the expert care at the Albuquerque, you can still enjoy one. If you have gum disease, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, smoke or are pregnant, a little extra TLC may be necessary to keep your mouth healthy and free of complications. Fortunately, Legacy Dental can help!

When Dental Visits Shouldn’t Wait

Dental emergencies happen when you least expect them. When they do, they can’t wait for your next appointment. If you’re in-between checkups, and experience any of these concerns, come in and see us right away:

  • Tooth sensitivity or pain
  • Redness, swelling or bleeding
  • A broken restoration
  • A cracked or knocked out tooth

If it’s been awhile since you saw the dentist last, don’t wait. Call today to schedule your appointment at Legacy Dental in Albuquerque.

Posted on behalf of Legacy Dental