Routine Dental Check-Ups
May 1, 2023 / Category: Dental Care
Regular dental check-ups are essential for maintaining good oral health. Not only do they help prevent cavities and gum disease, but they can also catch potential issues early on before they become more serious problems. However, many people neglect to schedule these routine appointments, either due to fear, cost concerns, or lack of awareness about their importance. Come in and see us — we can help you manage any dental anxiety. Plus, we offer many kinds of financing and payments, and we can speak with you about all of your dental questions. We are here.
Your dentist will suggest when you should have your next check-up based on how good your oral health is.
The time between check-ups can vary from three months to two years, depending on how healthy your teeth and gums are and your risk of future problems.
Why do I need a dental check-up?
A check-up allows your dentist to see if you have any dental problems and helps you keep your mouth healthy. Leaving problems untreated could make them more difficult to treat in the future, so it’s best to deal with problems early, or, if possible, prevent them altogether.
What happens during a dental check-up?
At each check-up, your dentist should:
- Examine your teeth, gums, and mouth.
- Ask about your general health and any problems you’ve had with your teeth, mouth, or gums since your last visit.
- Ask about, and give you advice on, your diet, smoking and alcohol use, and teeth-cleaning habits.
- Discuss a date for your next visit.
How often should I have a dental check-up?
After your check-up, your dentist will recommend a date for your next visit. The time to your next check-up could be as short as three months or as long as two years (or up to one year if you’re under 18).
Generally, the lower your risk of dental problems, the longer you can wait before your next check-up. So people with good oral health will probably need to attend only once every 12 to 24 months, but those with more problems will need check-ups more often.
What about dental treatments?
This advice is about routine check-ups only. You may have other appointments for dental treatments such as fillings, teeth cleaning (scale and polish), having a tooth taken out or emergency treatment.
If you have problems with your teeth between check-ups, contact your dentist to make an earlier appointment. In an emergency outside normal working hours, contact your dentist’s office on its usual number and you will be told how to access emergency dental care.
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