It is really important to visit the dentist regularly whether you have teeth or a full set of dentures. The reason for visiting the dentist is to make sure your soft tissue, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and lymph nodes are all healthy and to make sure your teeth don’t have any holes in them.

At your routine check-up appointment, the dentist looks at all these areas along with taking routine bitewing x-rays every couple of years. Bitewings are important as it allows the dentist the see in between the teeth and monitor bone levels.

When you come in for your routinely check-up appointment you may be advised to see the Dental Therapist as well.