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Dr. Iqbal Sayed and the team at Patchogue Dental Service PC in Patchogue, New York want to see you every six months. Regular checkups are key to preventing serious oral health problems.

But do you really need a six-month annual checkup? Or would you be fine going fewer times per year? A lot of people ask this question, so we thought we’d help you understand exactly why you need annual checkups.

Cleanings
As great as your at-home cleaning routine can be, there’s a level of depth to a cleaning in our offices that you just can’t reach at home. From scaling and planing, to X-rays for cavities and ensuring your gums are healthy, there are so many aspects of an in-office cleaning that you need to make sure you’re keeping great oral health habits.

Monitoring problems
If you have some spots in your mouth where a cavity might form, or where you end up with more plaque buildup, then Dr. Iqbal Sayed can watch those areas and monitor for problems. This helps you stay ahead of the game, and gives the meaning to the phrase, preventative maintenance.

You’ll also be able to make sure that any other serious problems are taken care of – like gum disease screenings. In short, there are just too many things you can’t do at home to thoroughly clean your teeth. That’s why we want to see you every six months.

If you need to schedule your next checkup, call us today at 631-758-6689.