Dr. Mark Malterud Discusses the Importance of Routine Office Visits

Written by Drs. Mark and Rachel Malterud on Jul 19, 2011

As a practitioner of General Dentistry, my patients often ask me about the proper frequency of routine office visits for themselves and their family. Today I’d like to share some important information about the need for regular office visits that will ensure the good oral health of you and your family.

The standard recommended interval for your family’s dental check-ups is every six months. This timing will ensure that you receive regular, thorough examinations so we are able to efficiently address problems or potential problems in a timely manner. Scheduling regular, ongoing appointments for exams and cleanings at our Minneapolis Dental Office will ensure that you establish an appropriate routine of at-home oral health care. Most importantly it will also give you the peace of mind of knowing that you and your family are receiving individualized care and that your oral health care is being monitored regularly by a family dentist who is familiar with your history.

Introducing your young children to regular dental checkups helps get them started on a routine of good oral health care but also allows them to become accustomed to the dentist and the office setting. Many adults who did not have the advantage of regular early childhood office visits developed an aversion to dentists and dental treatments, creating greater potential for oral health care problems in the long-term. The importance of regular office visits is most evident when this routine is not followed and subsequent problems develop, becoming painful, debilitating and costly to correct.

At St. Paul General Dentistry your good oral health is of the utmost importance to us. The goal of routine visits will allow you to maintain your family’s oral health in both the short and long term, ensuring bright and beautiful smiles for all of you!