How Often To Visit the Dentist
Most people tend to avoid visiting the dentist until they have a major dental issue like a cavity, decay or tooth sensitivity. As they say, prevention is better than cure, an adage that applies best for dental problems. Toothache is not very pleasant and the best way to prevent it is to keep your teeth and gums in good shape. So, regular dentist visits are very important for maintaining oral health.
When should you see a dentist?
Ideally, it is recommended that you visit your dentist for a check-up once every 6 months If you are facing any dental problems or are undergoing treatment, your dentist visits may be more frequent or as recommended by the dentist. For example, people with high risk of tooth decay or sensitivity are required to visit the dentist more often than the others.
People with gum diseases, plaque, bacterial build up or tooth decay should visit the doctor more frequently to get treated. Others, like smokers, diabetics and people with poor dental hygiene should visit the dentist at least once in 3 to 4 months.
Your Dentist will be able to help you determine your specific circumstances and recommend how often you should get a dental check up.
Benefits of regular dentist visits
Dentist visits are often linked to painful tooth removals and treatments, but that is seldom the case. Regular visits to the dentist ensure oral health and enable you to prevent painful dental issues. Also, regular cleaning of the teeth by professionals can help you keep your teeth in good shape. Other benefits of regular dental check-ups include
- Prevent cavities, which can be extremely painful
- Prevent tooth loss, which is the result of poor oral hygiene and tooth decay. Proper treatment by dental specialists can prevent this, and regular dental check us will enable the dentist to identify any signs f tooth decay well in advance
- Enable you to keep your teeth bright and your breath fresh
- Overall better health – most health issues can be prevented by maintaining oral hygiene, according to researchers
- Save money by preventing costly dental problems
Recent studies also prove that regular dental check-ups and cleaning by dentists can reduce the risk of stroke and heart attacks significantly.
During this visit you will find your Dentist will be able to assess your mouth using a proven Dental Diagnostic Process grading key areas by risk factors for future or current dental problems: