Good oral health is the key to good overall health

family of four standing outside their house smilingWhen should you visit the dentist? For too many people the answer is when something goes wrong with their teeth. But the truth is that you should see your dentist every six months for a cleaning and an exam. At Brookside Dental, Dr. Lien Ngo and her team offer general and family dentistry in Placerville, California. Our services include:

Regular dental visits do two things. First, they give our hygienist a chance to clean your teeth and remove the plaque and tartar that you can’t remove with regular brushing and flossing. Your dentist can then perform a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth to check for developing problems. If the dentist finds any issues, she can start a course of treatment before the problem becomes larger, and for that matter, more expensive. We will also make recommendations about how you can improve your brushing or flossing, or about changes you may want to make in the products you use.

As a rule, both adults and children should see the dentist every six months. However, depending on your situation and any treatments that you may need, the dentist might want to see you on a more frequent basis.

At our office, we are happy to see both adults and children, so if you have been looking for a family dentist, we invite you to make an appointment to come in and meet us or schedule an exam. Call us today at 530-622-1987. We look forward to meeting you and your family.