How often should you visit our Thousand Oaks dentist? Your schedule is busy, and a twice a year visit may seem to be excessive. The answer depends on your teeth, gums, and how diligent you are about caring for your teeth and gums between appointments. As for most things in life, there is not a “one size fits all” answer. The goal of your regular dental appointments is to identify problems before they get worse.

Avoiding the dentist will lead to trouble in the long run. When you are young, you can probably get away with skipping a cleaning here and there. As you grow older, neglecting regular teeth cleanings can lead to gum disease and the need for crowns, dentures, or implants.

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy matters.

There is a general guide to follow for various dental procedures. If you have a high risk of gum disease or cavities, you should meet with Thousand Oaks Dentist, Dr. Albert Chow at least every three months. If you are experiencing pain, schedule an appointment immediately. Pain could be a sign that there is something serious going on. An untreated infection is dangerous to human health.

Special cases

Certain diseases lead to a higher risk of complications. If you suffer from diabetes, heart disease, or cancer, regular trips to the dentist are very important to maintaining your dental hygiene.

You may need to visit the dentist for implants or crowns. Implants involve a minor surgical procedure. The number of tooth restorations you need will impact the number of visits to our Thousand Oaks dentist. Dental crowns are completed relatively quickly, requiring two appointments.

Some visits to the dentist are performed for aesthetic reasons. Teeth whitening is a common procedure performed by Dr. Chow and can brighten your teeth in less than an hour. Bleaching your teeth at home with trays is also an option. However, it can take from two to four weeks for optimal results.

As one of the most talented dentists in Thousand Oaks, Dr. Chow is committed to helping his patients have healthy teeth and gums, for the long run. From general dentistry to cosmetic procedures such as veneers, to restorative and holistic dentistry we focus on custom dentistry and beautiful results and do all we can to make your visits comfortable, painless, and pleasant.

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