Do I really need to go to the dentist every six months?

One of the most popular questions that we get from patients is “Do I really need to come every six months”? How often you need to go for a dental exam depends on your oral health needs, not on your insurance coverage. Since the goal of a dentist visit is to catch small problems early, more frequent visits to the dentist may mean lower costs in the long run.
For many people, this means a dental exam every six months. Your dentist may suggest that you visit more or less often depending on how well you care for your teeth and gums, what problems you have that need to be monitored or treated, and how fast tartar builds up on your teeth.

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I floss every day?
  • Do I brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and follow my dentist’s instructions on how to brush properly?
  • Do I eat a well-balanced diet, including food from all food groups, and limit sweets and sticky foods?
  • Do I smoke, and if so, how many cigarettes per day?
  • Do I have a history of cavities or gum disease?
  • Do I have a history of cavities or gum disease?

The answers to these questions are all factors that can affect your oral health. They will help you and your dentist decide how often you need to visit for dental exams.

Iveri: Efficient and Safe Teeth Whitening

At Clinique Dentaire du Boulevard, we use the Iveri whitening system to give our patients a whitening treatment tailored to their needs. We believe Iveri offers an excellent, flexible treatment to give you a great white smile that lasts.

So why do we use Iveri Whitening? First of all, Iveri is a chair-side procedure, which means there is no need for trays and strips once you leave the Clinic. This means more immediate results and less fussing with products and gels at home.

The procedure takes about an hour and gives you results after only one visit. The technique uses a whitening gel, with the main active ingredient being hydrogen peroxide, which is light-activated using a special lamp. The light helps the gel penetrate the surface of your teeth for longer-lasting whitening.

The procedure is very safe, under the supervision of a dentist, and is different from other over-the-counter solutions, as the treatment is tailored to your needs and dental health. The treatment is, however, not recommended for children under the age of 13 or for pregnant or lactating women.

Don’t hesitate to ask us about Iveri next time you visit us.