January: An Excellent Month to See Your Dentist!

Happy New Year! It’s 2018, which means everyone is making resolutions, taking down decorations, and generally preparing to make the most out of a fresh, new year. In the midst of all this change and revamping, have you made time to schedule an appointment with Kellogg Dental? If not, now’s the time! January is the perfect time for a dental check-up so you can start the year off right with a bright, healthy smile. 

So, what makes January the best month to see your dentist? Well, for starters, there’s no better time to discuss how often you should visit your dentist. The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist regularly, at least once every six months, but not everyone has the same mouth and dental needs. Some people might need to only visit their dentist once a year while others may need a check-up every six months, or even every three months! When you visit Kellogg Dental, you can talk with one of our amazing Dentists about how often you should come into the office for an exam and professional cleaning. 

Speaking of professional dental cleanings, when was the last time you got your teeth cleaned and polished? Regular brushing twice a day and daily flossing is a great habit to have to maintain your oral health, but there are still going to be spots hiding in the nooks and crannies of your mouth that only a professional can reach. Getting a teeth cleaning at Kellogg Dental not only involves your dentist cleaning your smile, they’ll also take the opportunity to check your mouth for problem areas. Maybe the backs of your teeth have more plaque than other areas of your mouth or you’re having difficulty flossing between your back teeth. During your dental appointment, you can discuss these issues with your Dentist and learn how to be a better brusher/flosser! 

At your dental appointment, you can address other, potentially more serious, oral care issues as well. If you are having any problems with your teeth, gums, or jaw, bringing them up to your dentist is the best thing you can do. At Kellogg Dental, our Dentists and hygienists are trained to know how to help (they went to school for this after all!). You can get concrete answers on what’s wrong, as well as professional advice on how to correct the problem. Whether it’s a dental emergency, tooth or jaw ache, or tooth sensitivity, you can address these issues during your dental visit at Kellogg Dental!      

We’re the smile makers, and we want to help you get the healthiest, brightest smile for 2018. At Kellogg Dental we perform everything from basic cleanings, dental emergencies, cosmetic dentistry, and even oral cancer screenings! So call our office today to request an appointment. When you come in for your visit, be sure to talk with your dentist about your visits for the coming year. Scheduling them now and putting them in your calendar will make arranging your schedule to accommodate them much easier!