How often should you visit the dentist?

Dental check up in Exmouth

23 Jul How often should you visit the dentist?

We’re often asked how often should you visit the dentist? Many people don’t like visiting the dentist so they try to put it off for as long as possible. However, regular dental check-ups are necessary to ensure that your mouth, teeth and gums are healthy. The earlier any issues are picked up the quicker they can be fixed and the better the outcome for you.

Often many dental problems don’t become visible or cause pain until they are in more advanced stages.

So, how often should you visit the dentist?

Your dentist will decide how often they need to see you based on the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums. As a general rule of thumb, most adults only need to see their dentist once a year or once every two years. However, people with a high risk of dental disease might need to visit more frequently (at least twice a year). Those at higher risk include:

  • Smokers
  • Pregnant women
  • Diabetics
  • People with current gum disease
  • People with a weak immune response to bacterial infection
  • People who tend to get cavities or build up plaque

Children and the dentist

Children under the age of 18 should be seen by a dentist at least once a year.

Denture wearers

Denture wearers should visit the dentist once a year to make sure their dentures still fit correctly.

If you haven’t seen the dentist for a while and would like to book a check-up please give us a call on 01395 225600. We’re currently running a new patient offer – 30% off a new patient consultation and check up.