While practicing these daily oral hygiene habits will help to dramatically improve your oral and overall health, enjoying a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums also means scheduling regular dental exams and x-rays with your Salida dentist. Regular dental appointments provide Dr. Chestnut and our staff of gentle dental hygienists the opportunity to spot any signs of dental disease early on and remove built-up plaque deposits from the surface of your teeth and along the gum line.
While Dr. Chestnut typically recommends that patients schedule an appointment once every six months, patients suffering from certain types of oral health conditions may need to receive additional treatment. Patients suffering from gum disease or from an existing medical condition such as heart disease or diabetes may need to receive more regular dental cleanings and exams.