The ADA recommends regular adult dental visits at intervals determined by a dentist.
High-risk factors such as smoking and diabetes may require more frequent visits per year while low-risk patients may need only one cleaning per year.
Prevention helps avoid cavities, gum disease and enamel wear.
Proper oral hygiene habits are learned early. Dr. Rob recommends a first dentist visit within 6 months after the first tooth erupts. Establishing regular visits at a young age has proven to improve the health and stability of adult teeth.
Remember, children under 6 should be supervised at all times as swallowing toothpaste can be harmful.