This type of dental appointment is usually referred to as a ‘routine checkup’ or six monthly appointment. It can also be referred to as a hygiene appointment and it usually involves a dental examination and dental clean. The routine examination may also involve xrays. Smaller xrays, which are called bitewing xrays, are usually required yearly. A full mouth xray, or OPG is generally required every 2 years. Routine xrays are very important in the screening for any dental diseases.
Routine hygiene appointments help prevent more involved treatment. By attending to your routine appointments you will save time and money in treating dental related issues. Avoiding or missing routine dental checkups and cleans can lead to dental problems being missed and costing more to fix or even loss of teeth.