It is advised to visit a dentist every six months. But this visiting period is different from patient to patient. Many patients have to visit a dentist frequently, for example, if they are at risk of oral cancer. So, it all depends on the ongoing dental complication faced by the patients. But what is crucial is that you should not delay the dental checkup. For instance, it is easy to treat oral cancer if it is diagnosed early, whereas people who delay their appointments get it diagnosed lately.
Routine Inspection: The dentist will inspect the different areas of your mouth such as teeth, gums, and tongue. It is done to check for the early signs and symptoms of different oral problems, especially oral cancer. Dentists will check the soft tissues of different mouth parts such as lips, gums, cheeks, tonsils, etc. If the dentist suspects the signs then the patient may have to go for further tests.
Assessment and Cleaning: Dentists use mirrors and other dental appliances to check the plaque, cavities, stains, decay, and damage to the teeth. No matter how much you clean your teeth, some areas still get missed. The dental hygienist will do in-depth cleaning of your teeth to remove stains and plaque from them.
Prevent Oral Diseases: Those who do not visit the dentist regularly or postpone their dental appointments experience oral diseases. Therefore regular dental checkups prevent these oral complications, Dentist will look for the early signs of problems such as tooth decay, receding gums, toothache, and gum infections.
Tips And Advice: After the dental checkup patients get tips from the dentist on how to maintain good oral health. For instance how to brush your teeth, which teeth and mouthwash to use, how to floss, and much more.
However there are some other conditions that require regular dental visits such as if you are pregnant, you smoke, or you are suffering from bad breath.
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