When to visit the dentist

  • General Dentistry   •   June  25, 2022

When to Visit the Dentist: The Best Time for Dental Checkups

How often do you need to visit the dentist for a checkup?

The truth is, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It depends on your personal oral health history, as well as your current dental status. However, in this blog post, we will discuss some general guidelines for when you should visit the dentist. Keep reading to learn more!

How often should you visit the dentist?

For most people, it is recommended to visit the dentist every six months for a routine examination and clean. However, if you have gum disease or another oral health issue, your dentist may recommend that you come in more often. Additionally, if you are pregnant, you should schedule an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. This is because pregnancy can cause changes in your oral health, and it is important to be monitored closely.

If it has been a while since your last visit, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. This is because you will need to get a comprehensive examination and clean. Once your dentist has determined that your teeth and gums are healthy, they will develop a customized dental care plan for you. This plan will outline how often you should come in for an exam and clean, based on your individual needs.

What happens at a routine dental check-up?

During a routine dental checkup, your dentist will clean your teeth and remove any plaque or tartar that has built up. They will also examine your mouth for any signs of tooth decay or gum disease. If they find any problems, they will develop a treatment plan to address the issue. Additionally, they will take x-rays of your teeth to check for any problems that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

After your examination and clean, your dentist will discuss any concerns they have with you. They will also give you instructions on how to care for your teeth at home. This includes tips on brushing, flossing, and eating a balanced diet.

Signs that you should visit the dentist straight away

If you answer YES to any of the questions below, then the best time to visit us is NOW!! 

  • Do you have tooth pain or sensitivity? 
  • Do you notice bleeding while brushing? 
  • Do you notice your smile looks different or you are noticing gaps that weren’t there before? 
  • Have your teeth lost that pearly white look? 

To prevent any of the above issues from getting worse and or preventing them from reaching the point of no return, we recommend that you have six-monthly dental check-ups. 

A basic check-up could save you hundreds if not thousands and significantly reduce your chances of requiring major dental treatment. 

If you have any questions about when to visit the dentist, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our office today by calling 07 5591 3620.

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