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Why See Your Dentist Every Six Months? !

Do you visit your dentist and dental hygienist every six months for your dental exam and teeth cleaning?  If your answer is "yes", congratulations!  With twice daily brushing and daily flossing, your twice yearly visits to your family dentist will help you maintain good oral health.  If, however, you only visit your dentist when you experience pain or discomfort, you are missing out on your best health.  Your regular dental cleaning and exam appointments are a crucial part of preventative dentistry.  These twice yearly visits to your dental office in Fort Lauderdale are relatively quick, easy and cost-effective.  Delaying your preventative dental care visits until a problem develops will likely result in longer time in the dental chair and more expense for restorative dental treatment.

When you visit your dentist on Commercial Blvd, Dr. Gerard Wasselle or Dr. Nancy Rotroff will review your medical health history with you and examine your gums and teeth.  A complete set of digital dental x-rays helps your dentist assess your oral health.  Depending on the findings of your oral exam, your dentist will devise a treatment plan to restore and maintain your oral health with continued, regular preventative care as well as any necessary restorative dentistry.  Fortunately, you have selected the best dental office and can be assured any dental restoration will be expertly crafted to last for years. 

Why do I need to visit my dentist every six months?

The American Dental Association recommends the frequency of your preventative dental care visits should be tailored by your dentist based on your current oral health status and health history.  For most people, this interval is every six months; however, some people will need more frequent visits to maintain their best oral health.  The benefits are many:

How does my oral health affect my overall health?

Much research has shown an indisputable link between your oral health and your overall health.  Poor oral health has been linked to cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, complications with pregnancy and diabetes among other health issues. The Mayo Clinic reports that untreated gum disease can lead not only to tooth loss but also serious health complications: "Chronic gingiva inflammation has been thought to be associated with some systemic diseases such as respiratory disease, diabetes, coronary artery disease, stroke and rheumatoid arthritis. Some research suggests that the bacteria responsible for periodontitis can enter your bloodstream through gum tissue, possibly affecting your heart, lungs and other parts of your body. "


Why see your dentist every six month? Because your regular six-month dental check-ups with the best dentist in south Florida are a crucial component of your health routine. Call Excellence in Dentistry at 954-928-1666 to schedule your appointment for dental exam and cleaning today.  Nancy Rotroff, DDS, MAGD and Gerard Wasselle, DMD have over 60 years combined experience bringing the highest quality dental care to our patients in and around Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale by the Sea, Oakland Park and Wilton Manors.  Our office is conveniently located on Commercial Boulevard between Bayview and Federal Highway. We are in network for many insurance companies and accept only PPO dental insurance plans. If you are looking for a 5 star dentist near me, call today.


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