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Why do you need two dental visits each year? You may not. That answer may surprise you, but like all dental and medical care, the number of times any patient visits the dentist should be based on individual needs.
What the Canadian Dental Association has to Say
The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) recommends that children visit the dentist within six months of their first tooth eruption, or before the first birthday. Thereafter, they recommend visiting every six months. For kids, these frequent visits are necessary as teeth develop, but what about adults? According to the CDA, adults should consult with their dentist to determine the appropriate number of times to visit each year. The goal of regular dental visits is to diagnose and treat any oral health concerns in the earliest stages.
Twice a year is a good estimate to ensure patient health, but those with exceptionally good oral health may be successful with just one annual visit. Whereas, patients with gum disease, frequent tooth decay, or genetic predisposition for oral health conditions may benefit from more frequent visits.
What We Say About Regular Visits
We recommend patients visit the dentists to establish a plan for maintaining oral health. Some of the key factors your dentists look for to determine the frequency of dental appointments are:
Contact Family Care Dental Clinic for your consultation today!
Located in the heart of North Vancouver, BC, Family Care Dental Clinic is a group of passionate dentists and dental experts who are committed to providing patients with exceptional dental care in a modern and relaxing environment. We at Family Care Dental Clinic offer our clients a wide range of comprehensive dental services for the whole family. Call (604) 987-3545 or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with a member of our excellent team!