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How often should I go for my dental check up?

Dentists recommend going for a dental check up, every 6 months. At each visit, you will be checked for any new cavity that has started forming. Old restorations and replacements like crowns or dentures will be examined to make sure they are intact and/or functioning properly. Your oral hygiene will also be scrutinized. The dentist checks for any calculus build up that can be cleaned professionally.

For children, the recommended time to start visiting the dentist, is as early as when they get their first tooth. If you are scheduled for any surgery, it is advisable to get a dental check up done before the surgery. Certain procedures/treatments are not performed on patients who are recuperating, unless it is an emergency. If you are planning a trip away from home, you might want to get your teeth checked. It can help prevent a problem in the new city.

Those with special needs, diabetic patients and those expecting or nursing children should visit their dentist often since they are more susceptible to dental problems. Those who have received dental treatment should not miss their follow-up visits. They help to identify, prevent and resolve any problem that can cause failure of the treatment.

Reasons why you shouldn’t miss your regular dental check up?

Your teeth are safe with me. Welcome.

Welcome to my blog, BasicOralCare.com. Thank you for stopping by. It means a lot to me.

Why am I doing this?

  • To share
    What I know and what I believe will benefit you.
  • To learn
    There is no way I am claiming I know everything.
  • To make a difference
    In any way I can.

What can you expect from BasicOralCare.com?
I am hoping there will be some good reads and practical advice for anyone who is interested in maintaining good dental hygiene and health. The “Ask the dentist” section gives you the chance to ask your questions and share your doubts and fears. We will address each one of them here, either as separate posts or Q&A sessions.

I am also hoping to post every week. I would love to do them more frequently but my current schedule and responsibilities allow very little time for me to move around. Let’s see how that goes.

What BasicOralCare.com is not?
Our website is definitely no substitute for visiting your dentist.

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