How often should you have a dental check-up?

How often should you have a dental check-up?

It is advisable that you see your dentist for a check-up and clean every six months.

Your oral health is important, and it’s crucial that you visit your dentist for check-ups regularly. Depending on your dental history and overall health, your dentist is likely to recommend visits every six months or so. No matter what treatment is recommended, be sure to stick to it so that any potential problems can be detected and treated early.

Why are dental check-ups so important?

Attending regular dental check-ups is the best way to maintain your oral health in the long-term. When you visit your dentist, they will examine your teeth and identify any issues before they become serious problems that require a complex treatment. If you don’t go for regular check-ups, untreated issues can cause pain and discomfort down the line.

When you see your dentist for a routine check-up, they will also have the opportunity to give you advice on improving your oral hygiene habits and techniques. By mastering your brushing and flossing techniques, it is often possible to prevent issues like gum disease and tooth decay. Your dentist can also provide you with helpful information regarding nutrition and its impact on your teeth and gums.

What can you expect at your dental check-up?

Many people feel anxious about visiting the dentist, but the reality is that there is nothing to fear from a routine check-up. If you feel nervous, don’t be afraid to raise your concerns with your dentist, and to ask them exactly what you can expect from the experience.

During your check-up, your dentist will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and mouth in order to look for any potential issues. If any problems are identified, your dentist will let you know what the best course of action is.

Your dentist will also perform a professional teeth clean in order to remove any plaque or tartar that has built up on your teeth and along the gum line. During this process, your teeth will also be polished in order to remove superficial stains. A fluoride treatment will then be applied to strengthen the teeth and help to prevent tooth decay and cavities.

How often should you see your dentist?

Every patient is different, but we generally recommend that you see your dentist every six months for a check-up and clean. There are a few factors that can affect how often you should see your dentist. If you smoke, for example, you may need to see your dentist more often as the habit is associated with a higher risk of certain oral diseases. If you have a family history of oral disease, or are particularly prone to tooth decay, your dentist may recommend that you come in more frequently.

How can we help?

At Somerset Dental Care, we offer preventative dental treatments to help our patients prevent serious oral health issues and to maintain the health, function, and appearance of their smile. We believe that prevention is better than cure, which is why we recommend that you see us for a check-up and clean every six months. It is usually advisable that you have an x-ray every two years or so — this helps us to identify and diagnose any potential issues so that we can provide early and effective treatment.

When you come in and see us for a check-up and clean, we will perform a thorough examination in order to evaluate the condition of your teeth and gums. We will also perform a professional clean to remove tartar deposits that may have accumulated on your teeth. We also offer fluoride treatments, which help to strengthen the teeth and prevent decay.

To find out more about routine check-ups and cleans at Somerset Dental Care, please have a look here.

To make an appointment, please get in touch here or give us a call on 02 4648 0909.

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