We are still working through the COVID-19 pandemic together, and we hope you and your loved ones are as healthy as possible. That includes maintaining your oral health, which is why we encourage you to practice preventive care. This starts with your daily habits, and it also should include professional dental cleanings and exams.
Do you need professional dental cleanings and exams?
We understand that many people don’t like visiting the dentist or may have anxiety about dental visits. Nevertheless, professional cleanings and exams can be invaluable for your long-term oral health. We can remove tartar buildup, and we can identify decay and gum infections in the early stages. As a result, we can begin treatment earlier when it is also easier and more effective.
How often should you visit the dentist?
This depends on your personal situation, but a good guideline is to come in for a cleaning twice a year or every six months. With that said, you may need to visit the dentist more frequently if you have a chronic condition, such as periodontal disease. This can help you manage your condition and avoid serious problems.
How safe is the dentist office now?
At Charles F. Betts, Jr., DMD, Family Dentistry, we have always made sanitary conditions a priority. The safety of our patients and our staff are of the utmost importance to us. With that said, we have implemented additional protocols in light of COVID-19. Take a moment to read about them, so you know how things may be a little different during your next visit.
To request an appointment at our Decatur, AL practice, contact us online or call 256-274-8680.