Regular dental exams allow certified dental professionals to carefully inspect your teeth and gums in search of damage, decay, or any potential problems. By having your teeth examined on a regular basis, you may be able to find issues before they cause you pain.
The Canadian Dental Association suggests that most people schedule a dental exam every six months. However, your dentist may ask to see you more often if they see something they’re concerned about. Typically, you won’t need to have Xrays done at each visit.
Regular dental cleanings are important because they give your teeth the most comprehensive clean possible from a certified dental professional, removing any plaque buildup that you may have missed. On top of that, frequent dental cleanings allow your hygienist to see whether your dental hygiene routine is on the right track and whether you need to make any adjustments to keep your teeth healthy.
There isn’t necessarily a one-size-fits-all answer for teeth cleaning frequency; it very much depends on your oral hygiene and overall dental health. We start with a baseline recommendation of every six months, but we may recommend more or less depending on your unique case. Our team will tell you when you should schedule your next appointment.