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Vermont Hills Family Dental
Dr. Christine Brown

How often do I need dental exams and cleanings?

According to the American Dental Association, dental checkups and cleanings should take place every six months. This interval works well for many people, but the fact is that it varies by individual.

The goal of these appointments is for your Portland, OR dentist to be able to stay a step ahead of problems like cavities and gum disease. For those who have a history of excellent oral health and have no ongoing conditions, twice a year is sufficient.

However, patients who have a history of cavities or are dealing with gum disease often require more frequent appointments. It’s always easier to prevent small problems from taking over your oral health than treating them once they do. By seeing you more frequently, we can help you avoid the discomfort and expense associated with more complex issues.

At Vermont Hills Family Dental, we don’t just tell you what you need; we use technology like digital x-rays and intraoral cameras that let you see what our dentist sees. You are an active participant in your dental care, so you can understand why our dentist recommends a specific treatment. When you do, you can make more confident and informed decisions about your oral health care.

If you are due (or overdue) for your next dental exam and hygiene appointment, please call to schedule an appointment at our Portland dental office.

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1. The office was recently equipped with HEPA air filtration systems, located in each operatory. 
2. An ozone generator is used each evening to disinfect
3. Prior to entering the office, all staff members and patients will complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire.
4. Strict rules of social distancing will be followed. Patients will wear masks anywhere outside of the operatory.
5. All surfaces are frequently disinfected throughout the day
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