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Do You Need More Than Two Dental Cleanings Per Year? Marietta, GA
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Whether it is due to genetics or lifestyle habits, some patients are more at risk for oral health problems than others. If you are deemed a “high risk dental patient,” you may need to visit the dentist more often for a dental cleaning or checkup. You may need to upgrade your oral hygiene practices to stay on top of your smile health.

Who is at Greater Risk for Dental Health Issues?

If you have one or more of the following conditions or habits listed below, you might, unfortunately, be considered at a higher risk for dental problems:

  • Smokers
  • Pregnant women
  • Diabetics
  • Gum disease patients
  • Patients who have a weak immune response to bacterial infections
  • Patients who get cavities or plaque build-up often

Being high risk can mean you are more susceptible to cavities, periodontal disease, bad breath and other issues within your mouth. Keep in mind that untreated gum disease can impact your whole-body health. In fact, advanced gum disease has been linked to heart disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, premature birth and osteoporosis. If you are determined to be at a higher risk for periodontal problems, it is worth the extra preventive efforts to protect yourself.

Tips for Lowering Your Dental Health Risk

If your dentist deems you high risk, don’t be surprised if you are asked to come in for more frequent dental checkups or cleanings. This may include three routine visits per year instead of the recommended two visits for the average patient. You should also consider taking the following steps to protect your oral health:

  • Use a powered/electric toothbrush
  • Add mouth rinse to your routine
  • Stay diligent with flossing and brushing daily
  • Brush after meals
  • Drink more water and less sodas/fruit juices
  • Avoid sugary snacks
  • Stop smoking

If you are susceptible to dental issues now, it doesn’t mean you will always be. Your risk for oral health problems is likely to change throughout your life, depending on your age, lifestyle habits, stress or illness.

Call Pure Smiles Dentistry today to learn if you are a high risk dental patient. We want to do our part in helping you keep a healthy and confident smile!

Posted on behalf of Pure Smiles Marietta

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (770) 422-8776

FAX: (770) 428-2207


Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month

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What Pure Smiles Marietta Patient Says

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  • Kim P.

    Dr Patel answered my call for practically in the middle of the night. He came and had no other appointments for the day! Just to help me. The facility was immaculate and him and his hygienist were so helpful. I wish I remembered her name. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and they never made me feel judged. Great team of people. If you are looking for a dentist give Dr. P and his team a try you won't be disappointed! See u in 2 weeks Dr. P.!i

  • Lisa O.

    Hands down the best dentist I have found. I took all three of my kids and myself. This is a welcoming, child-friendly team. It is readily apparent how well this team works together to make every patient, no matter what age, feel comfortable. I appreciate these people so much. Thank you for being such an outstanding dentist team, Pure Smiles!

  • Carmelita Ch.-H.

    Doctor/Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Always make sure you feel comfortable. Pam is an excellent Hygienist. Office space is always clean and tidy. I would recommend this office as we have been going there for the past 12 years.

  • Hudson H.

    I usually HATE the dentist! I saw all these good reviews and was a bit skeptical, but after visiting this office I now know they’re all legit. Pure Smiles made me feel comfortable and was very considerate to me. I normally leave the dentist angry, this time however I was so pleased! Everyone was empathetic and went over and beyond to help me. Everything from scheduling to payment options, they cared. I actually want to floss now.

  • Michelle P.

    I only have positive things to say about Dr.Patel and the staff at Pure Smiles in Marietta. I was in bad shape with a wisdom tooth that needed to be removed. I was seen the same morning that I called, and everything was finished in under an hour. I received a check-up call that afternoon, which I felt was very thoughtful. I went back for an overall exam the following week, and I left their office feeling great about my future dental health. Do not hesitate to call Pure Smiles. The staff is kind, efficient, and up-to-date on dental advances.

  • Kashni S.

    Everyone from the front desk to our Dentist was wonderful. Dr. Sanil Patel was truly impeccable - everything was clean. He offers various services to meet all your cosmetic and medical dental needs in one place!! Check it out for yourself.

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2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month