They recommend that children go at least once a year because their teeth can decay faster, while adults without problems can wait as long as two years.
They even go as far as to say that longer than two years is OK for people who have shown commitment to caring for their teeth and gums.
What happens if you don’t see a dentist?
Gum disease – Untreated tooth decay can lead to gum or periodontal disease. If you don’t regularly see the dentist, health problems, such as hypertension, diabetes, oral cancers, kidney failure and heart disease may not be discovered until they’re in a more advanced stage.
Do you really need to go to the dentist every 6 months?
Every person, whether you have good teeth or not, whether your gums are healthy or not, whether you build up a lot of plaque and tartar or not, whether you are the world’s best brusher and flosser, or not. That’s right, everyone needs to see the dentist every 6 months.
Can I eat if my filling fell out?
Steps if your filling fell out
Numb your gums and tooth with oil of clove by rubbing it gently where the filling has come out. Chew on the unaffected part of your mouth to keep food away from your affected tooth. Avoid food that can cause further decay or induce pain to the affected area.
Do I need to see a dentist?
Here are 15 signs you should see a dentist:
Your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold. Your gums are puffy and/or they bleed when you brush or floss. You have fillings, crowns, dental implants, or dentures. You have a family history of gum disease or tooth decay.