How often should you schedule dental appointments? Catching a dental problem early will reduce the complexity in fixing the issue. If you wait too long between visits, dental disease can quickly make a negative impact on your life. So, how often should you go?
Dental Appointment Frequency for Children
Your children need to see the dentist as soon as their first tooth appears, or by the first birthday—whichever comes first. Normally, your dentist will schedule your child to come in for check-ups every 6 months after that.
Dental Appointment Frequency for Adults
Based upon your health and risk factors for gum disease and tooth decay, the dentist will recommend how often an adult should come in for check-ups. Again, the standard schedule in order to recognize an issue before it becomes a real problem is twice a year but check with your dentist and your dental insurance. Many insurers will limit benefits if you are not following a regular schedule of 6-month visits.
Depending on the factors below, your dentist may want you to come in more frequently:
-Gum pain and swelling
-Mouth sores that don’t heal
-Dental work problem
-Lost a filling
-Chronic dry mouth
-Pain or clicking in jaw
If you have questions about how often you should get a dental check-up, call Dr. German Jaquez for more information. Please contact Claremont Smile Design to make an appointment at: 909-624-1111, or come by our office in Claremont, California.