Northborough Family Dental

How often should I visit the dentist?

Our dentists and the American Dental Association agree that healthy patients should see their dentist every six months for routine teeth cleanings and dental checkups.

Many patients wonder why they have to visit their general dentist every six months if their teeth aren't hurting or they aren't having any problems. The answer is that preventive dentistry helps you protect your smile, dental health, and overall well-being.

woman smiling after dental check up in northboroughThe Oral-Systemic Connection

Science has shown us there are unquestionable links between gum disease and other health concerns:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Dementia
  • Stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • Low birth weight babies
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Because the bacteria that cause periodontal disease can get into your bloodstream and travel to other areas of your body, it has been linked with contributing to the inflammation that causes these other health concerns.

This means that when you take measures to protect your dental health, you also look out for your overall health and well-being.

Preventive Dentistry Saves Time and Money

Your preventive dental cleanings and checkups also save you time in the dental chair and money from your wallet because we can detect many concerns early before they become more significant problems.

If it's time for you to schedule your next dental cleaning in Northborough, we invite you to call us at (508) 393-2522 to book your appointment.

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