A yearly dental visit helps keep your smile healthy. During your visit, the dentist can find any cavities early and treat them. Early treatment prevents them from getting worse.
A dental visit should include a professional cleaning. A yearly cleaning at your dentist’s office helps prevent gum disease. Use your next visit as a chance to go over how to floss and brush the right way.
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Dental Care Resources
It is important for everyone over the age of 1 to visit the dentist at least one time every year in order to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. If it has been over a year since you have seen a dentist, we recommend that you make an appointment to see one as soon as possible. To learn more, check out these resources:
Oral Health Programs in New York State (New York State Department of Health)
The Centers for Disease Control Oral Health Page
American Dental Association