How often should I see a dentist?

How often should I see a dentist?

Depending on how well your oral health is, some people may require less frequent visits while others may require more frequent examinations. Your dentist would advise you when to have your next checkup, after an initial assessment.

Depending on how well-maintained your teeth and gums are and how likely you are to develop future issues, the interval between checkups might range from three months to two years.

Why are routine dental examinations important?

Your dentist can tell whether you have any dental problems and can help you maintain good oral health by performing a checkup. Treating issues as soon as they arise is ideal because delaying action could make them more challenging to address in the future.

It’s best to deal with issues as soon as they arise or, if possible, prevent them altogether because problems that go untreated could become more challenging to manage in the future.

What takes place during a dental examination?

During a routine dental examination, your dentist would

-Examine your mouth, teeth, and gums.

-Take a history of your general health, dental, oral, or gum problems you’ve had since your last visit. You’ll also get advice on how to improve your nutrition, quit smoking, use alcohol, and brush your teeth.

How frequently should I have my teeth checked?

After your examination, if there is a need for any treatment, your dentist will schedule you for it. If everything’s good, your next check-up could be scheduled in as little as 6 months or as much as two years. Generally speaking, the longer you can go between checkups, the lesser your risk of dental issues is. Therefore, those who have good oral health will likely only need to go once every 12 to 24 months, and those who have more issues will require more frequent checkups.

If you have any more questions or need to schedule an appointment with us at Southern Delaware Dental Specialists, then please reach out to us. Our team of excellent dental professionals is here to assist you in your journey to excellent oral health. Make an appointment at our dental office if you experience oral issues between checkups.