Visiting the dentist routinely is ideal for keeping good oral hygiene and catch potential issues early on. Finding dental issues before they get of out hand is the best way to avoid pain from both your mouth and wallet.
We recommend dental checkups at least once or twice a year. Keep in mind these recommendations change with circumstances like age, health conditions, and overall health of your gums.
What Can I Expect With A Dental Checkup?
Things to expect during a dental checkup:
- Comprehensive radiographic exam
- A professional dental cleaning
- Oral hygiene education
How Do I Keep Good Oral Hygiene?
Follow these easy steps:
- Floss your teeth daily
- Brush your teeth twice a day (after breakfast and before bedtime)
- Brush/clean your tongue, as that’s where a lot of bad breath actually comes from. Tongue scrapers are great
- See your dentist for routine checkups
When Should My Child First Visit The Dentist?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children first visit the dentist around age three unless any of the following dental risks occur:
- Thumb sucking
- Teeth staining
- Down Syndrome
- Sleeping with a bottle or cup