It is very important that the dentist checks your teeth twice a year. In this way you reduce the chance to get problems in your mouth or discover them in an early stage which could make a treatment easier.
What is a general check up?
In a general checkup the dentist will look at your overall dental health. In most cases we advise our patients to see the dentist for a checkup twice a year. In some cases, we advise to come ones a year and we will discuss this during the appointment. Every two years we make Xray’s of the teeth during the general checkup, so we can check for problems in the jaw(bone) and roots.
Of course, this depends on what kind of problem it is. In some cases, the dentist will decide to monitor the problem and check regularly if it needs treatment. In other cases, treatment is needed immediately/on short term. The dentist will discuss this during the check up and give u all the important information you need.
No, it is not mandatory. We do advice you strongly to let your teeth checked by the dentist twice a year. In this way we can discover potential problems in an early stage and there will be enough time to plan a treatment if needed. Besides this, problems in the mouth could cause other physical problems which you might not connect to each other right away. It is not only important for your mouth to let it checked twice a year, but also for your overall health!
The duration of a check up is around 15 minutes.