Back to School Cleanings

As summer break comes to an end, the team at Aerni Dental would like to remind parents that now may be a good time to have your children come in for a cleaning and exam.

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By coming in before the start of the school year, we can make sure everything is okay with your child’s teeth and gums. If there are any issues, it is best to fix them while they are still on break rather than taking them out of school to have dental work completed.

If you would like to schedule an appointment for you or your child, feel free to contact us today. We are always welcoming new patients to our practice!

How Often Should I See the Dentist?

Many of us probably visit the dentist twice per year. Although visiting the dentist every 6 months is typical, there are some individuals that may need to go more often. Here’s what Dr. Aerni says about this topic:

It depends on the patient’s periodontal health. How quickly the patient builds up biofilm, aka Tartar. Each patient is different. Some patients are seen every 3 months 4 times a year, some 4 months 3 times year, and others 6 months 2 times a year.

If a patient presents with bleeding inflamed gums and is using an electric brush (Oral B or Sonicare) and Waterpik, maybe more frequent visits, because of the patient’s biochemistry. Our office evaluates the patient’s periodontal health at every visit.

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This is the most important care a patient can receive from their dental health provider in order to achieve the goal of oral health for a lifetime. This can only be achieved with a team working together patient, hygienist, and doctor. Research shows a healthy mouth can add 8 years to a person’s life.

If you are due for a cleaning or have any questions about your dental health, feel free to schedule an appointment with Dr. Aerni in Strongsville, OH. Following your appointment, you can discuss how often you should be scheduling dental appointments.