How often do you see your dentist for a checkup? The American Dental Association urges both children and adults undergo regular dental exams. With routine visits to the dentist you can actually reduce your risk of developing oral health concerns, such as tooth decay and gum disease.

Common Questions About Checkups

Question: When do I need a checkup?

Answer: You should have your teeth examined once every six months. The exam involves the dentist using digital x-rays and other tools to create a detailed picture of your oral health. From there, the doctor can recommend the most appropriate treatments to ensure your smile remains healthy and bright.

Question: What are the benefits?

Answer: In many cases the exam allows the dentist to uncover problems in the earliest stages. This means treating an issue before it requires more extensive and invasive procedures. As a result, this simple preventive procedure can help you avoid major problems later on.

Question: What happens during the exam?

Answer: First the doctor will answer any questions and take a look at your dental history. She will then take digital x-rays and a visual exam of your teeth. If she uncovers anything, she will show this to and discuss possible treatment options. In the same visit you may also undergo a routine dental cleaning. The cleaning not only brightens your teeth and freshens your breath, but can also reduce the risk of periodontal disease.

Question: Do kids need a checkup?

Answer: Yes. Just like adults, children need to see the dentist twice a year once their baby teeth erupt. The doctor will also take this opportunity to discuss proper dental maintenance and help instill good dental habits in your child. If you have any questions about our checkups then please contact our office today.


Dallas TX dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, DDS offers a comfortable dental care employing the latest in cutting-edge dental technology. We strive to make sure our patients in Dallas and Richardson have access to innovative preventive, cosmetic, and restorative procedures. To schedule an appointment, call Viva Dental Family Dentistry at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson).