As a general rule, getting a dental checkup every 12 months is recommended by most dentists. However, depending on an individual’s risk of developing dental problems, a dentist will recommend how often you need a checkup. Individuals with good oral hygiene practices and healthy teeth can get a checkup done once every 12 months while attending our dental hygienist for a processional cleaning every 6 months. But those with a higher risk of developing dental problems may need to come in every 3 to 6 months.
Your mouth is a window to your overall health. Regular dental checkups improve oral health and help to detect other systemic problems like nutritional deficiencies, illnesses, or infections in the body.
Timely checkups at the dental office ensure that your dental problems are identified and treated at an early stage, and if possible, prevented. Dental problems, if left on their own, may progress to untreatable conditions. They may prove much more expensive and complex to treat in the future. For this reason, it’s important that you visit the dentist for regular dental checkups to protect your oral health and achieve a healthier, brighter smile.