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Carol Lybrook, DDS & Scott Lybrook, DMD

551 Kokopelli Blvd, Suite A | Fruita, Colorado 81521

How Often Should I Go to the Dentist?

Brunette woman wearing a gray shirt holding up 2 fingers indicating you should visit your dentist twice a year

We all have different health habits, so should we all see our dentist every six months as we’re told? The short answer is: yes! Even if you brush and floss twice a day, there are quite a few reasons why it’s wise not to skip out on seeing your dentist twice a year.

  1. Save Time & Money
  2. Oral health issues can progress quite quickly, and it’s always good to catch them and treat them in their earliest stages. At Lybrook Dental Center, Drs. Carol and Scott Lybrook can detect dental issues before they get worse in order to protect your oral health AND your wallet. Having healthy teeth and gums means that you can avoid needing restorative procedures in the future, saving you both time and money!

  3. Prevent Tooth Decay
  4. Cavities are the first sign of potentially painful and damaging tooth decay that can lead to eventual tooth loss if left untreated. Although it’s easy to get a cavity filled, it’s much harder to tackle more advanced tooth decay. You may need a root canal to flush out bacteria from your tooth or even a tooth extraction if the decay is too extensive. It’s best to come see us regularly so we can confirm your mouth is cavity-free.

  5. Eliminate Tartar
  6. Even the most diligent brushers and flossers have tartar somewhere! Your dental hygienist will carefully remove tartar buildup from those hidden nooks and crannies every time you visit in order to prevent both gum disease and tooth decay.

  7. Prevent Gum Disease
  8. Gum disease is far too common. Gum disease occurs in three stages (gingivitis, periodontitis, and advanced periodontitis). Its early signs include gum redness, bleeding gums, bad breath, and dry mouth. When you come see us twice a year, we can keep close track of your gums to make sure that any early signs of gum disease are properly addressed as soon as possible.

  9. Have the Beautiful Smile You Deserve
  10. A healthy smile is a beautiful smile. Coming to see us is one of the most important ways to know that you have a clean bill of health. It’s also a great opportunity to discuss ways that you’d like to improve your smile further, such as through teeth whitening or orthodontics.

With our comfortable amenities, extensive services, and commitment to innovation, we make it a pleasure to visit the dentist at Lybrook Dental. Your oral health is our priority. Schedule an appointment today and experience the difference for yourself!

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