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How often should you get a check up? 

When it comes to dental check-ups, unfortunately there isn’t a blanket answer. What works for one person, doesn’t always apply to another and that’s because every mouth and smile is different.

When to book your next dental check-up 

Do you remember the last time you had a dental check-up? Keeping consistent intervals between appointments helps you and your dentist. They will notice issues with your oral health before you do. The benefit of this is between a minor fix to a complete tooth extraction, what would you prefer? To determine the solution for any dental issue, your dentist will allocate you into three different zones:

The green zone

If your dentist considers your mouth to be in a satisfactory state, you’ll find yourself in the green zone. The benefits of this zone is that it isn’t necessary to have monthly or quarterly check-ups, instead every 6 to 12 months. However, it’s important to still maintain a daily oral hygiene routine of brushing with toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Keeping up with your appointments will help you understand if you have switched zones at any point and allow you to discuss any concerns with your dentist. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as possible.

The orange zone

If your dentist has noticed a small cavity, slight sensitivity or other factors that could be considered irregular, you may be put in the orange zone. While these issues are treatable and low-risk, it’s important not to leave your next visit for longer than 6 months. There may also be necessary changes to be made to your daily oral hygiene routine and diet. Sugary foods and drinks are major contributors to dental health issues. These will need to be reduced as well as an increase in water consumption to minimise plaque build-up.

The red zone

If your dentist considers you to be a high-risk patient, they will place you in the red zone. Suffering from oral health issues can lead to problems overall. Whether it’s gum disease, tooth decay or general poor oral health, it will be necessary for check-ups to occur every 3 months or less. There may be a need for emergency dental surgery such as an extraction or you could be prescribed medication to fight infection.

Contact Gosford Family Dentist for your regular dental check-up 

At Gosford Family Dentist, our professional team of dentists have years of experience helping patients to maintain their oral health with regular check-ups and prevent disease. If you’re unsure as to when to book in your next check-up, contact our friendly reception staff on (02) 4325 3221.


Contact Gosford Family Dentist for your next appointment

If you’d like to book your next check up, contact our friendly team at Gosford Family Dentist on 4325 3221 or send us a message to find out more.


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