How often should you go to the Dentist?

How often should you go to the Dentist?

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To keep a check on your oral health, you should visit your dentist every six months. This regime means that your dentist can keep a close eye on your teeth and mouth and act early if they detect any problems.

Your dentist is qualified to identify signs of gum disease and oral cancer, so it's important to keep your regular date with your dentist in case something more serious is spotted. Early treatment is always the best course of action when it comes to oral disease.

Keep those teeth clean

Another advantage of visiting your dentist twice a year is the opportunity to have your teeth cleaned of tartar build-up, plaque and stains. Not only will you look great, but your hygienist appointment will also help prevent nasties like tooth decay and gum disease.

More or less frequently?

It could be that your dentist recommends you visit more or less frequently than every six months.

If you are more prone than average to tooth decay, show evidence of gum disease or have a chronic health issue that can affect oral health, such as diabetes, then your dentist may recommend that you visit more frequently ⁠— for example once every three months.

Regular dental visits for children set habits for a lifetime

Taking your child to the dentist regularly will help set lasting good habits. Dentists tend to recommend that children are seen once every six months as soon as their milk teeth start appearing.

As well as offering routine check-ups for your child, your dentist will be able to advise on child-friendly oral health routines, diet and lifestyle habits that will give your child’s teeth the best possible chance.

Not only that but with regular appointments, your child will also soon get used to the dentist, and any anxiety or fear will fade away.

Why Sleep Dentistry Melbourne?

We are a dental surgery conveniently located in Melbourne, offering a full range of dental services and specialising in sedation and anaesthetic treatments.

We welcome adults and children alike, and we love nothing more than to build up a relationship with our valued clients while offering a unique and tailor-made service.

Contact us to know more or book an appointment.


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