Dental CheckupsDental checkups should happen every 6 months, or twice a year at minmum. During the checkup, you will recieve a cleaning, fluoride treatment, and the dentist will inspect your teeth for any issues.
Dental Hygiene Quick Tips
- Just two 3-5 minute sessions on your teeth per day is all it takes to have an adequate oral health routine.
- Prevention is the best medicine, taking care of your teeth at home can save you thousands at the dentist.
- For most checkups, generally, people only need to set 2 appointments per year to have a healthy mouth.
As an adult, any minor dental issue could become a serious dental issue, and the serious issues may become so serious you could lose a tooth. Just having an impeccable dental routine isn’t enough, you also need professional checkups. Make sure you have a dentist look at your teeth at least twice a year, this way you can potentially avoid a whole host of serious dental issues.
If you don’t think the dentist is worth going to because they never see anything wrong, instead of considering it a waste of time, think of it as an affirmation that you’re doing things correctly. For dental issues, no news is good news.
Why do I need regular checkups?
Plaque, Tartar, And Cavities
Be aware of bad habits
When you receive feedback from your dentist, just remember to not take it personally. A great dentist will only want the best for you and your teeth. Try to listen to them and ask them more questions on things like flossing, brushing, or water picks in case you have some, they can definitely help you out!
Regular X-rays can find hidden issues
Not dental issues are appear on the surface, you may have problems brewing where you can’t see them. Your gums and jaw can fall victim to:
- Bone decay
These issues often can’t be seen with out an x-ray, assuming you don’t have an x-ray at home, the dental clinic is your best bet. Regular x-rays can keep track of these issues and monitor them if they are already prevalent.
Bite, lymph node, jaw health checks
Are Checkups Worth It?
It most likely will, however, it’s always better to clarify first with your provider beforehand.
It’s a good idea! There’s a lot of things that can go wrong even if you can’t see or feel them!
Yes! Your dentist isn’t there to be the first line of defense, that’s your job.