Every month Synergy Dental will be answering your dental questions. This month they’re answering that common question, how often should I go to the dentist?
The answer is, it depends on each individual person’s teeth, so listen carefully to what your dentist has to tell you.
The time between appointments can be from 3 months to approximately 2 years, depending on how healthy your mouth is. As a general rule, the more healthy you and your mouth are, the less often you’ll have to see the dentist. Some of the factors that the dentist uses to decide how often you need to see them are the health of your gums, how old you are and if you have dentures or not.
Gum health. Many people suffer from gum disease, so if you have particularly bad gum disease, your dentist will try and stop it getting worse and hopefully eradicate it completely. Therefore you might need to go to the dentist more frequently so they can check on your progress.
Dentures. Even if you wear dentures and don’t have your own teeth, you still need to see the dentist. Your chances of developing any issues in your mouth are decreased, but your dentist still needs to monitor soft tissues for symptoms of fungal infection and if you have any signs of oral cancer.
Children. Under 18’s who have lots of decay in their mouth should see their dentist regularly to ensure they are following all the advice and treatment plans given to them. How healthy baby teeth can determine how healthy adult teeth are when they appear.
Don’t forget, you can ask Synergy Dental your questions using the #asksynergydental on twitter, although you’ll have to call them on 01204 684037 to make your appointment with them.
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