How often should you visit the dentist? This question seems simple, but many Americans aren’t sure how long to go between visits. And each individual case may be different, so a one-size-fits-all approach may not work for you. To help you find the right schedule, discover a few things to know about dental visit timing for different groups of people.
Parents may be surprised to know that dental visits for their little ones should begin very early in life. Parents may want to bring in their child for a first dental checkup six months after their first tooth comes in. Why so early? First, the dentist will help ensure that no problems occur with the baby’s teeth and that no decay develops that may hinder their adult teeth. Second, this acclimatizes kids to the dentist.