How often should I get a checkup?
We agree with the recommendation of the American Dental Association that you should schedule checkups every six months. This frequency allows us to stay a step ahead of dental problems by monitoring your oral health on an ongoing basis.
Why Twice Per Year?
Obviously, semi-annual checkups are needed for good oral health, but numerous studies also point to a connection between what’s happening in your mouth and your overall health. Chronic dental conditions like decay and gum disease have been shown to contribute to problems like heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and dementia.
Dental Exams with Dr. Tibbs
During your exams, Dr. Tibbs visually examines your teeth to look for any changes since your last visit. If you are a new patient and don’t have current x-rays, we will probably recommend a set of low-radiation digital x-rays to use as a baseline for future visits.
If he does find a problem, we can resolve it when it is still small and easily treatable. Dr. Tibbs will use an intraoral camera that displays a real-time image of your teeth on your chairside monitor. You will be able to clearly see what the concern is so you can understand why treatment is needed.
Call Your Winston-Salem Dentist
If it’s time for your routine checkup, please call us to arrange an appointment at our Winston-Salem, NC dental office.