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Fallbrook Dentist Dr. Clayton T. Cooke is an expert in family, cosmetic, and reconstructive dentistry.

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 www.claytontcookedds.com

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