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How Often Should You Go to the Dentist

How often should you go to the dentist?  Every six months, once a year?  Dr. Cooke recommends most people visit their dentist twice a year.  During these routine checkups an experienced dental hygienist will perform a regular cleaning and examine your teeth and gums for anything unusual.  Once a year you should have a full set of x-rays done so the dentist can see any cavities that might have formed since the last set of x-rays that were taken.

It should be noted that people who are at a greater risk for oral diseases may need checkups more than twice a year.  Also, tobacco and alcohol use, diabetes, pregnancy, periodontal and gum disease, poor oral hygiene and certain medical conditions are also factors that your dentist may take into consideration when recommending how often you should come in.

Dr. Cooke has over 30 years of experience providing world-class dental care to patients in San Diego.  He maintains offices in Fallbrook and Rancho Santa Fe.  You can visit him on the web at

What Makes Dr. Cooke the Best Dentist in San Diego?

The Best Dentist in San Diego

Fallbrook Dentist Clayton T. Cooke, D.D.S.Keeping you smiling is Dr. Cooke’s #1 priority. For 35 years, we’ve staked our reputation on the fact that providing unsurpassed dental care can only be accomplished if we use state of the art techniques, best quality dental materials, and superior dental labs. In order to surpass your expectations, we constantly check ourselves to ensure we’re providing you the best possible dental care available.

One of Dr. Cooke’s keys to ensuring his clients get the best possible long term care is by starting with a comprehensive exam.

Comprehensive exams are much different than the “checkup” you might have experienced in the past. In order to reach a complete understanding of your dental health, we must gather data about your muscles, joints, bite, and existing dental work in order to determine how these variables work together in your mouth. Evaluating the health of your gums and surrounding soft tissues as well as an interactive oral screening is part of the process you see to the right. Plus, we offer the latest solutions available in X-ray technology to get a complete “picture” of your smile. The most important goal of this comprehensive exam, however, is to allow Dr. Cooke to share all of the information he gathers with you so that you can make informed decisions about your dental care.

We offer a full array of dental services including the following to ensure a lifetime of dental health.