Regular visits to the dentist help to ensure a healthy mouth and minimize the extent of treatment should you develop a problem. Many people falsely assume that they have no problems because they are not experiencing pain. Early decay typically causes no symptoms and periodontal disease eventually causes tooth loss while causing little or no pain during the process. Some diseases that can be seen in the mouth, such as cancer, also may not cause symptoms in the early stages. We not only evaluate you oral condition at your regular visits, but also clean your teeth and educate you about how to maintain good oral health throughout life. The frequency of your visits is determined by your individual needs. Most people benefit from visits twice a year, while others with periodontal disease or rapid build-up of calculus should come in more frequently in order to stay a step ahead of disease.