How often should you go to the dentist? We get asked this a lot!
The basic rule of thumb says you should visit the dentist every six months. Patients without any problems are ok to go once a year while those with dental issues should get checked out every 3 or 4 months.
Here are some guidelines to help you:
👉 Exams: Regular exams are crucial for several reasons. They check your teeth are healthy, clean them and tackle problems you may not have identified as a problem.
👉 Prevention: Many years ago, trips to the dentist were to fix any problems that had already happened. Now we are better educated and know the importance of maintaining good dental hygiene. Issues can be tackled before they cause pain or problems.
👉 Cleaning: Having a proper dental cleaning can reduce issues. Not only do they remove stains, giving you a brighter smile, but they also remove plaque. Plaque is a clear, sticky layer of bacteria. Build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
👉 Extra Care: Any pain that suddenly comes about definitely needs an extra visit to the dentist. Whether it’s tooth sensitivity or toothache you should book in as soon as there is a sign of any problems. Leaving a problem to get better on its own can result in more issues down the line.
Make sure you book in to see us every six months or more regularly at the sign of any problems.
Book your appointment with Dr Italo Carpes Moraes
Call 0203 659 7249
WhatsApp +44 7903 782697
London dentist registered in the UK since 2008. His mission is to improve patient health & appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life.