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When Should I Go See a Dentist?

Good oral health is fundamental to overall well-being, yet many of us delay visiting a dentist until we face unavoidable dental issues. At Jensen Family Dental in Bayport, MN, Dr. Nathan Jensen, DMD, a respected member of the American Dental Association and the Minnesota Dental Association, emphasizes the critical role of regular dental visits in maintaining dental health.

How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

Our team at Jensen Family Dental advises that most people should schedule dental check-ups at least twice a year. Regular visits enable the early detection of potential issues such as cavities, gum disease, and even oral cancer, which can be treated more effectively when caught early. For individuals with ongoing dental issues or a history of periodontal disease, more frequent visits may be necessary. These regular appointments are essential not only for treatment but also for personalized advice on dental hygiene and care.

What Are the Signs That I Need to See a Dentist Immediately?

It is crucial to know the signs that require immediate attention to prevent complications and further oral health issues. If you experience a severe toothache, swelling of the gums, persistent bad breath, or dental trauma, it’s important to visit Jensen Family Dental promptly. Our facility is equipped for emergency care, ensuring timely and effective treatment to address your urgent dental needs.

Do I Need to See a Dentist Even If My Teeth Feel Fine?

“Feeling fine” doesn’t always mean “being fine.” At Jensen Family Dental, we emphasize that regular check-ups are essential, even when your teeth feel fine. These visits allow for early detection of hidden problems that you may not yet feel, such as  decay or early signs of gum disease. Additionally, these appointments are an opportunity for our team to educate you on maintaining optimal oral health and updating you on the latest dental care techniques and technologies.

Protect Your Smile – Visit Jensen Family Dental Today!

Dental health is a crucial component of your overall health and quality of life. At Jensen Family Dental in Bayport, MN, our dedicated team provides comprehensive, personalized dental care tailored to the unique needs of every family member. Whether it’s for routine cleaning or urgent dental needs, we invite you to experience the personalized care at Jensen Family Dental. Don’t wait for the discomfort—book your appointment today to take a proactive step towards a healthier smile and a healthier you.

Dr. Nathan Jensen, DMD

A true believer in evidence-based dentistry, Dr. Jensen is a general family dentist who ensures patients get the best care while being treated like family. Dr. Jensen joined Filson Gentle Dentistry in Bayport, MN in 2019 and is carrying on the 30-plus-year tradition of excellence with Jensen Family Dental. With a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Jensen has a friendly and supportive approach. No matter how long you’ve been a patient with our office, you can relax knowing we will provide the continuity of care needed for optimal, comprehensive dental care.

Dr. Jensen with Jensen Family Dental