How often should I go to the dentist?

Taking good care of your teeth and gum at home by brushing and flossing is not enough, you still need to visit a dentist for regular check-up. There are several dental problems that you may see or feel; some of them only become painful or visible at a more advanced stage. That is why it is important that you consult your dentist regularly to check for these hidden dental problems. Some examples include gum disease, cavities and oral cancer. Regular check-ups will allow you to detect early signs of disease and treat them accordingly.

Determining how often you should visit a dentist depends on several factors. For instance people with the following conditions may need to visit a dentist every three to four months:

    • Pregnant women
    • Smokers
    • People who tend to get cavities/plague
    • People with diabeties
    • People with a weak immune response to bacterial infection
    • People with current gum disease

On the average you are required to visit a dentist once every six months for professional cleaning and a regular checkup. The schedule may change depending on your personal circumstance. There are times when you may need to visit the dentist more often due to an illness or any other condition. An important step in this sense is finding a dentist that you are comfortable with and then schedule an appointment. The dentist after check-up will determine how often you need to schedule to visit based on the condition of your mouth, gums and teeth. If you have no current dental problem, you may not need to see your dentist for up to one year.

We have qualified professionals at Blacktown family Dental to cater for all your dental needs.