Regular Office Visits
We encourage regular checkups for individuals age four and up. Most people find that it is valuable to have a checkup at least every six months. During this visit our dental team can:
- Check for problems that you might not see or feel
- Find early signs of decay
- Treat oral health problems early, while they are still manageable
Regular checkups include a thorough cleaning, polishing and an oral exam, which incorporates checking the health of your mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue. At each dental visit, Dr. Thomas also checks old fillings and restorations because constant pressure from chewing, grinding, or clenching can cause them to wear away, chip, or crack.
Regular checkup appointments typically take 20 to 40 minutes. Patients are seen by appointment only. We make every effort to be on time for our patients, and ask that you extend the same courtesy to us. If you cannot keep an appointment, please notify us immediately.