When Should I See A Dentist?

When Should I See A Dentist? How often you should visit the dentist will depend on your overall oral health. However, it is recommended that patients visit the dentist at least twice a year for a routine dental check-up. During your bi-annual visits, Dr. Brent Blaylock will perform a comprehensive exam on your teeth. A comprehensive exam includes:

  • Digital dental x-rays
  • Screening for cavities using Laser Cavity Detection
  • TMJ evaluation
  • Occlusal analysis to examine the position of the bite
  • Smile analysis
  • Periodontal screening
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Professional dental screening

Visiting the dentist does not guarantee great oral health; however, regular visits can help you maintain a healthy smile as well as get you a step closer to excellent oral health. Patients will also need to practice a healthy oral hygiene routine at home to improve their oral health.

Oral Health

When you neglect your oral health, it may lead to the development of complex health and dental problems. Dental issues like gum disease have been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory issues. Practicing preventive dental care can benefit you in the long run. Getting a routine dental check-up every six months allows your dentist to catch issues like gum disease early and provide the appropriate treatment before it leads complex dental issues. Dr. Blaylock will work with you to find the right treatment for your teeth and gums. Finding the right solution for your dental concerns in the early stages can save you time and money in the long run.

Schedule An Appointment

Dr. Blaylock recommends that patients should visit our Durham, NC dental office for preventive dental care services. We offer a full range of cosmetic, general, and restorative dental treatments for patients in need. Dr. Blaylock is an experienced dentist in Durham who is dedicated to the well being and health or our patients. If you have not been the dentist recent, or you are interested in our dental services, you can schedule a visit to our Durham, NC dental office.If you would like to schedule an appointment call 919.518.9963 or schedule an appointment online.


3206 Old Chapel Hill Road
Suite 300
Durham, NC 27707

Schedule Appointment

new patients 984-213-4695

current patients 919-493-8036


Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: Closed