How Often Should I go to the Dentist?
The short answer to this question is it depends. There are many variables that influence a person’s oral health. Therefore, everyone has different requirements in terms of visiting their dentist. It is generally accepted the knowledge that people should have a dental check-up every six months. However, some people need more frequent visits to Dentist Melbourne CBD, while others can get away with a visit every year.
Children fall into a group of people needing more frequent visits. This is because they are in the process of growing their permanent teeth. Thus, they need regular check-ups to ensure these teeth are healthy. Once these permanent teeth are present and healthy (generally when a child is in their early teens), the children are less vulnerable. However, when reaching their late teens or their 20’s, the wisdom teeth come through. This brings the need for more constant visits.
People with a high risk of dental disease:
Some people are simply at a higher risk of developing dental disease and oral issues. They should therefore visit far more frequently, dependent on the case.
High-risk people include:
- Pregnant women
- People with current gum disease
- People with a weak immune response to bacterial infection
- One who tend to get cavities or build up plaque
Preventative treatment not crisis treatment:
At Gorgeous Smiles, we believe that preventative treatment is always the best option. Sometimes, people only visit the dentist when they have a problem. By the time they go, it is bordering on too late and crisis treatment needed.
This means it will cost them more time and money in the long run. This is because most dental problems do not show any symptoms until they reach the advanced stages of the disease. Our team at Gorgeous Smiles can identify and treat a cavity or other conditions, 3-4 years before it develops any symptoms.
Prevention is key. Therefore, people should visit their dentist regularly to ensure any potential conditions are treated early, before they cause real problems. If you’re looking for the best dentist in Melbourne, look no further than Gorgeous Smiles.