How often should I be seeing a dentist?
It is recommended that patients should be seeing a dentist every 6 months for Preventative Care.
Regular dental visits will ensure we are able to diagnose any issues before they become too big a problem, thus saving you pain, time and money.
Of course not all patients are the same, if you have a relatively good oral health history, we may only need to see you once every 12 months, provided you keep up the good work of course.
For those who regularly smoke, drink, or who may have chronic dental health issues will need to see us more regularly, every 3 months instead.
Why 6 months?
Tooth decay is a gradual process and six months is oftentimes a good time-frame to track the deterioration of teeth. We at Lumino Smiles try and preserve the structure of the teeth and will prefer not to do fillings on smaller decays and instead will inform you of any issues that need to be watched. In six months’ time, due to your awareness of the issue and improved oral hygiene habits, the decay may have ceased thus no longer needing a filling. Six months is also an adequate amount of time to get your teeth cleaned as plaque build-up is a primary cause of tooth decay.
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Looking to learn more about dental care and the best ways to keep your smile healthy? Reach out to us at Lumino Smiles Dental. We'd love to chat with you and answer any questions you may have, or schedule you an appointment.