Many people assume that visiting your dentist in Southampton for a dental check-up should only be done every six months, but the truth is that some patients may need to go more often than that, while others may need to go less frequently. After your dentist in Southampton, here at Smilemakers, examines your mouth and determines your overall oral health, we will suggest when you should come next time for your regular check-up. The time between dental check-ups is variable and can range from a couple of months to a year, mostly depending on the state of your teeth and gums at the time of the check-up.
Do I need to see a dentist regularly if I am having no problems?
A dental check-up is required so that your dentist in Southampton can examine you for oral problems and enable you to always keep your mouth healthy. Not all dental problems will result in immediate pain, so it is best to try and pre-empt any potential pain. If you leave any dental problems untreated then you may face some painful consequences further down the line.
What does a dental check-up involve?
At your check-up, your dentist in Southampton will firstly examine your mouth, teeth and gums. We will ask you about your overall health and whether you have had any problems with your teeth since your last check-up. We will also provide advice for your diet, alcohol and tobacco use and how to maintain successful teeth-cleaning habits. At the end, we will then tell you when you should visit again to keep your oral hygiene in the best possible condition.
Regarding when you should visit your dentist next time, we will suggest a date. It may be in two or three months, or maybe even in a year or more. In general, if you have a low risk of developing dental problems then you will wait longer for your next check-up. We recommend that our patients here at Smilemakers who have good oral health visit us once a year. However, those who experience problems may need to attend check-ups more regularly.