Anderson Dental

How often should I see the dentist?

Treatment area at dentist near me Champaign, ILYou should see our dentists in Champaign, IL at least every six months, or as often as you are having problems with your teeth.

Generally, if you have a healthy smile and aren’t experiencing any visible signs of trouble, such as toothaches, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends two visits per year for teeth cleanings, dental x-rays as needed, and a thorough dental exam. These two visits should be roughly six months apart as allowed by your dental insurance or personal budget. 

For many people, however, seeing the dentist more than twice per year is best. For example, we would like to see you for more frequent dental cleanings if you:

  • Are genetically prone to weak or “bad” teeth and have a family history of cavities despite excellent oral hygiene 
  • Have any stage of periodontal disease
  • Are experiencing sensitivity or pain around a specific tooth or teeth
  • Smoke cigarettes or cigars 
  • Are not a regular tooth brusher or flosser
  • Haven’t been to the dentist in a while and are just getting back into the habit 

Book Your Next Appointment at Anderson Dental

If you suffer from gum disease or haven't been to the dentist in a while, you will benefit from scheduling an appointment at Anderson Dental. Regular visits to our dentist office gives us a chance to periodically remove tartar from your teeth and monitor any ongoing conditions that could be hurting your oral health. 

To schedule your next dental cleaning in Champaign, please call us at Anderson Dental today at (217) 356-7334.

If you have difficulty using our website, please email us or call us at (217) 356-7334
View the ADA Accessibility Statement
Fax (217) 954-0050
Our doors are open! Extra precautions have been taken to enhance the safety of both our patients and staff. We hope to see you soon!