How Often Should You Be Going to the Dentist for Teeth Cleanings and Check-Ups?


Regular brushing and flossing is generally not enough to maintain perfect oral health. The average person should be visiting the dentist twice a year for cleanings and regular check-ups to keep their teeth and mouth healthy. However, those who are at-risk of certain dental health conditions or have habits that put them at a higher risk of dental problems should visit the dentist more frequently.

Bad hygiene isn’t always the cause of poor oral health. In fact, many health problems can put people at a higher risk of dental problems, thus requiring them to visit the dentist more often. For example, people who have diabetes, weak immune systems (and thus weak responses to bacterial infections) and/or gum disease are more susceptible to oral health problems and should therefore visit an Aurora dental clinic more often. More frequent visits are also recommended for those who have a smoking habit or those who are going through pregnancy in order to help manage the effects of these conditions on their oral health.

Other events that could trigger more frequent visits to an Aurora dental clinic are chipped teeth, painful wisdom teeth, denture adjustments, and fillings for those who tend to build up plaque and get cavities.

Although the ADA recommends visiting the dentist twice a year on average, dental needs are really on a person-to-person basis. However, the average frequency of visits allows the dentist in Aurora, Ontario to properly diagnose your unique case and recommend more visits if necessary.

Looking for a dentist in Aurora, Ontario? Aurora E&E Dentistry is a great choice for families looking for quality dentistry services. This Aurora dental clinic is in the business of promoting top quality dental and oral health care services and solutions to help patients take good care of their teeth and overall mouth health.


Dr. Hamed Esmaeilion

Dr. Hamed Esmaeilion has been practising dentistry for the past 17 years. He is currently working in Aurora E&E Dentistry. He resides with his wife and daughter in Richmond Hill, Ontario. 

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