When Do I Need a Dental Exam?
According to the Canadian Dental Association, most patients should see their dentist for a routine exam and cleaning at least every 6 months. However, the frequency of your dental visits may vary depending on your oral hygiene habits and the overall health of your mouth and teeth.
Visiting your dentist semi-annually allows your dental team to:
- Assess the health of your teeth, gums, cheeks, and tongue
- Ensure your at-home oral hygiene practices are meeting your needs
- Remove any plaque that has built up since your last visit
- Address any questions or concerns you may have