Most people know to see the dentist twice a year, but it turns out that visits may be much more necessary than that. A study published in the Journal of Dental Research showed that people with no risk factors could get by with as little as one visit annually, while those with multiple risk factors might need to see their dentist more than the recommended twice per year. The study concludes that how often a person sees their dentist is very individual.
Dr. William V. Giannobile, the study’s author and chairman of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry’s department of periodontics, says the main takeaway is that “each patient needs to be treated in their own individual way.” For this reason it’s important for patients to be consistent in which dentist they choose to visit. A dentist may become a long-term relationship, someone seen several times per year for many years. Dr. Ritzau’s dental office in San Clemente is the perfect setting to make your trips to the dentist more comfortable.

It’s important to have a person you can trust and are comfortable around, and Dr. Ritzau is the friendly face you can count on with the expertise and background to put you at ease. After all, most patients will see their dentist for much more than just the annual checkups. There may be fillings, root canals, braces, and any number of other procedures that can be downright terrifying for many patients, particularly when taking place at unfamiliar surroundings.

Come to a dentist who was born and raised in San Clemente, one who has been involved in the community their entire life, and you’ll see how comfortable a visit to the dentist’s office can really be. Call us today at (949) 498-4110 to schedule your consultation!

The team at Kristen Ritzau, DDS in San Clemente, CA

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