Beale&Cullen

How often should I see a dentist?

Generally, we recommend a dental check-up and clean every six months so your dentist can help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and pick up any issues in the early stages before they become big issues. 

Just because you don't feel any discomfort doesn't mean there's not something going on. Dental decay and gum disease usually don't give any symptoms until they are well advanced. Advanced diagnostics using digital dental x-rays makes it easier to detect conditions early, potentially saving you time and money over the course of your lifetime.

Some people, especially those with gum disease, may need to be seen as often as every three months. We always recommend treatment based on your needs and never treat something as important as your health with a one-size-fits-all approach. Instead, we spend time getting to know you and your goals for your smile. We also present any issues we see along with all treatment options, respecting that different people require different solutions.

We will advise you of what is the right interval between visits for you and maintain diligence to protect your oral and overall health by looking after your smile.

Has it been a while since your last dental appointment? You will not find any guilt or judgement here. We are here to help you regain your confidence and your smile.

Covid-19 Red Setting
We are confidently compliant with all NZ Dental Council and Ministry of Health requirements. Please wear a surgical mask to your appointment and do not attend if you are feeling unwell or are self-isolating. Please follow the instructions at our front door. You may be required to wait in your car until we are ready for you to control patient flow at the front desk. Thanks for your patience as we prioritise the health and safety of our patients and staff.