Ah yes, the age old question–”how often should I see a dentist?” It’s a great question. Chances are that you’ll hear varying answers to this question (more on that later in the blog), but we aim to help you clear things up just a little bit in today’s post. At Summit Family Dentistry in Denver, our goal is to make sure that each of our patients knows what is best for his or her teeth.

No matter what your situation is or why you’re seeing us, whether it’s for a root canal treatment or for your scheduled check up, you can be sure that we’ll take great care of you. But back to the question at hand, so keep reading to learn more!

Wondering How Often to See a Dentist?

Unfortunately there is no simple answer to this question. The best answer though is that it just depends. Generally speaking, if you’re a smoker then you should plan to see a dentist more regularly. If your mouth is average–meaning you generally have no problems and don’t have a big problem with cavities–a few times a year should be just fine and we’ll schedule your appointments for every six months or so. Never had a cavity in your life and always get a clean bill of dental health? Once a year should do the trick for you.

Of course we’re happy to discuss this with you on a patient by patient basis. Because it can be different for everyone, we’re happy to take all factors into consideration when figuring out how often we need to see you. As your local dentist, we’ll be honest with you about what you need to be doing (and what you should be doing differently) in order to take the best possible care of your teeth and gums. It’s as simple as that.

What Makes Us Different

Our patients matter to us and our goal is to provide you with the absolute best experience you’re likely to have with a dentist. We care about each and every patient who walks through our door and we like to go above and beyond to show it. You see, when you visit us, you’ll experience an approach that’s centered entirely around you and your comfort. From the cozy chairs around the office to iPads for the kids to play with to free coffee and water to the ability to watch Netflix during your appointment, we think you’ll find that we’ve thought of just about everything.

Because we put your needs first, you will feel comfortable here whether you’ve never had an issue with a dentist or if you’ve been frightened of making an appointment because of a bad experience (or experiences) that you had in the past. We know that people have a phobia of visiting the dental clinic and we aim to put you at ease while you’re here because we believe that your needs should always be at the forefront of everything we do.

Is It Time to Schedule a Visit?

Another reason we find that people are hesitant to visit their local dental clinic is that they think they have something to be embarrassed about. For some, it’s a fear that hygienist will make them feel bad because they’re not flossing quite right. For others, it’s the thought that if nothing hurts, there’s no reason to visit.

No matter what camp you find yourself in, we want you to know that because our patients come first, we’ll never do anything to make your feel uncomfortable. We’ll describe whatever procedures need to be done so that you feel comfortable and we always work hard to make the atmosphere as inviting as we possibly can.

So why not schedule an appointment today? Whether you’ve been in regularly and you just need to get a routine checkup or it’s been awhile and you’re feeling a little bit anxious, we want you to know that you’ll be working with the best of the best when you choose Summit Family Dentistry. You can get in touch with us online or feel free to give us a call at 980-201-8699 to get everything all set up. However you choose to contact us, we look forward to hearing from you!