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How Often Should I Visit The Dentist?

A dental check-up allows your dentist to check for any current or potential dental problems and helps to keep your mouth healthy. Leaving potential problems untreated can make them more difficult to treat in future so it helps to eliminate the risk from earlier stages!

During your check-up, your dentist should examine your teeth, gums and mouth and ask about your general health and any problems you may have encountered since your last appointment. They should ask and give you advice on your diet, smoking and alcohol (if relevant) and teeth-cleaning habits as well as discuss a next check-up date based on results of your appointment.

The time to your next check-up could be as short as 3 months or as long as 2 years, up to 1 year if you aged 18 or under. Dental hygiene appointments are recommended every 3 months if you suffer from ongoing gum problems or gum disease, and every 6 months if you generally have healthy gums. At Best Health Clinics, we can offer you 30 minute hygiene appointments or 1 hour appointments with our fully trained hygienist for a ‘deeper clean’. Book online for your appointment or call the practice on 01708 477577.

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