There are no set guidelines how often you need to see the dentist. Every six months is standard, however if you suffer from Periodontitis you may need to see your Salt Lake City Perio Dentist up to four times a year.
Periodontitis, a gum disease, is caused when bacteria is attached at the gum line to teeth. Periodontitis is not usually painful so you may not realize you have it. Common symptoms are swollen or bleeding gums, receding gums, bad breath or bad taste, loose teeth or visible pus.
Of course you do not need to see a specialist. If you feel you have some concerns contact your local Salt Lake City Cleaning Dentist and they can do simple tests to determine how severe the symptoms are. Ignoring the symptoms could lead to serious health problems.
Prevention is as simple as maintaining your basic oral hygiene routine.
The Bishop Family Dental team will set you a simple routine to fit into your schedule.