How often should I get a dentistry check-up?

Dental Health Advice

Getting your teeth and gums checked relatively often ensures surprises are kept to a minimum. Dentist check-up appointments are there to be what it says on the tin – a check-up. Booking and attending a check-up appointment will not only help dentists explore possible issues but they can also be used to ask for advice or guidance regarding the process of cleaning and improving your oral health.

The importance of seeing a dentist

There are many issues that could arise which are directly linked to your oral health. Due to this, dentist check-up appointments are key to identifying and correcting possible problems you’re facing – as well as an overall oral health check.

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Brushing techniques
  • Flossing

These are just a selection of areas that could be targeted and improved upon during a dentist check-up. Some could present further appointments to fix problems, such as needing a filling or a crown.

Getting in touch with a dentist

Typically, you’ll need to sign up with a dentist if you aren’t already. Doing so will allow you to book a dentist check-up and receive treatment and guidance.

There are NHS and private dentists which are available for most. The process of signing up will be similar but may differ, depending on the information the practice would need.

Once signed up, you’ll be able to get booked in and receive a dentist check-up. Fees and booking availability will also differ depending on the practice.

How long can someone go without getting a check-up?

The length of time between attending a dentist check-up appointment will depend on your level of oral health and history of potential oral issues. 

Is it recommended on the NHS website, for those who have good oral health, to see a dentist every 12-24 months. However, if your oral health isn’t quite as good or you’ve had previous issues with your teeth or gums, it is suggested to go to a dentist check-up possibly once or even twice a year.

Typically, if further work to your teeth and gums needs to be addressed, another appointment would need to be scheduled. Appointments such as these would be organised through your normal dentist practice.

Our 247 dentist locations

We understand that occasionally the possibility of getting a dentist check-up may not be possible, with emergency care being the next course of action if a situation arises. 

The 247 Dentist offer a range of available locations which patients can explore. Ranging from the South Coast of the UK to further north, our clinics, along with our expert dentists, can advise the next course of action.

Emergency dentists, especially out-of-hours appointments, do have their own set of fees which can be found on our website.

The option of virtual appointments

If you’re unable to visit your nearest clinic for a dentist check-up, there are now options for virtual appointments, available in recent years. We offer the possibility of virtual appointments to ensure no oral issue can go unchecked.

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