The American dental association recommends that first dental visit should be when a child is about one year old, but most children or even adults don’t visit a dentist until they have a problem. This is a wrong approach as it prevents timely diagnosis and treatment of oral condition.
Even if you have good oral health and take good care of your teeth and gums at home visit your dentist regularly. Tooth decay and other dental problems usually do not cause any visible sign or symptom until it is in more advanced stages. Consult your dentist about the best schedule for your routine dental visits.
Most experts recommend that visit a dentist twice a year. Some people may need fewer visits while others may need more frequent visits. More frequent visits are needed by people at high risk of gum and tooth disease (due to current gum disease, a weak immune response to bacterial infection, a predisposition to plaque buildup or cavities; or other diseases such as diabetes or Sjogren’s syndrome that increase the risk of dental diseases). People at high risk of dental diseases should consult their dentist about the best schedule for routine dental visits. If your oral health is good your dentist may recommend fewer regular visits.
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