Posted January 23, 2018.

What exactly does it mean to keep “regular” dental appointments? Detecting a dental disaster early will reduce the difficulty in fixing the problem. 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

 

For kids, they should be seen by a dentist as soon as their first tooth emerges from the gums, or by the 1st birthday if no teeth have come in by then. Your dentist will put him/her on a schedule of visits after that–usually every 6 months.

 

Dental Appointment Frequency for Adults

 

Based upon your health and risk factors for gum disease and tooth decay, the dentist will recommend how often and 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. Some insurance may require that you see your dentist every 6 months in order to be fully covered for benefits.

 

Frequency Factors

 

Depending on the factors below, your dentist may want you to come in more frequently:

-Pregnancy

-Smoking

-Cancer

-Diabetes

-Heart Disease

-HIV

 

Dental emergencies

 

-Tooth pain

-Gum pain and swelling

-Mouth sores that don’t heal

-Teeth sensitivity

-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 G. Jaquez for more information. Please contact EccoDental to make an appointment at: 626-771-0064, or come by our office in Glendora, California.