Going to dentist offices is not at the top of anyone’s list of their favorite activities. However, regular visits will help maintain your oral and general wellbeing. This video explains how often a person should go to the dentist’s office.
The rule of thumb is to visit your dentist every six months for cleanings and checkups. However, sometimes people need to visit the dentist more often than that, and not solely due to dental emergencies. Depending on the health of your gums and teeth, you may need to go to the dentist every four months.
Patients with gum disease, plaque and tartar buildup, or those who have received deep cleanings will all need to check back in with the dentist after three months. This does not mean it will be a permanent arrangement. If you improve your at-home care then you may be able to get back to a six month schedule.
The key is to speak with your dentist and dental hygienists. They will be able to gauge how healthy your teeth and gums are and recommend a treatment schedule. Of course, it is always critical to go to the dentist when you are experiencing adverse symptoms that are inhibiting your daily life, too.
For more information on visiting the dentist, check out the video above.