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    April 14, 2022
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WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING MY DENTAL CHECKUP? It can be intimidating to go to the dentist, and this fear is what keeps a lot of people from visiting regularly. Knowing what will happen during your dental checkup might make it a little easier to make an appointment and get into that reclining chair. At your checkup, your dentist will: Perform a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth, and gums Ask questions about your overall health and any dental issues you've had since your last appointment Ask questions about what you eat and your tobacco or alcohol use Advise you on ways to improve your oral hygiene and general teeth-cleaning habits Recommend treatment or other measures for dental problems, if necessary At the end of the appointment, your dentist should suggest a date for your next visit. It might be sooner than six months, and it might be further out. Your dentist will take into account your current oral health and risk of developing problems when scheduling your next checkup. How Often Should I Go to the Dentist? There's no one-size-fits-allanswer to this question. When deciding on a dental checkuproutine, there are many things to keep in mind. Factors that affect how often you need to see the dentist include: Lifestyle. If you drink or smoke often, you may need to see the dentist more frequently. Studies show that people who drink alcohol have a three times higher rate of permanent tooth loss than the national average in the United States, and tobacco usage is linked to common oral diseases. Presented as a service to the community by Dr. Barbara Webster 1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-663-0554 SM-CL1968447 WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING MY DENTAL CHECKUP? It can be intimidating to go to the dentist, and this fear is what keeps a lot of people from visiting regularly. Knowing what will happen during your dental checkup might make it a little easier to make an appointment and get into that reclining chair. At your checkup, your dentist will: Perform a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth, and gums Ask questions about your overall health and any dental issues you've had since your last appointment Ask questions about what you eat and your tobacco or alcohol use Advise you on ways to improve your oral hygiene and general teeth-cleaning habits Recommend treatment or other measures for dental problems, if necessary At the end of the appointment, your dentist should suggest a date for your next visit. It might be sooner than six months, and it might be further out. Your dentist will take into account your current oral health and risk of developing problems when scheduling your next checkup. How Often Should I Go to the Dentist? There's no one-size-fits-allanswer to this question. When deciding on a dental checkuproutine, there are many things to keep in mind. Factors that affect how often you need to see the dentist include: Lifestyle. If you drink or smoke often, you may need to see the dentist more frequently. Studies show that people who drink alcohol have a three times higher rate of permanent tooth loss than the national average in the United States, and tobacco usage is linked to common oral diseases. Presented as a service to the community by Dr. Barbara Webster 1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-663-0554 SM-CL1968447