A dental exam is a checkup of your teeth and gums. Most children and adults should get a dental exam every six months. These exams are important for protecting oral health.
At each check-up, your dentist should: examine your teeth, gums and mouth. ask about your general health and any problems you’ve had with your teeth, mouth or gums since your last visit. ask about, and give you advice on, your diet, smoking and alcohol use, and teeth-cleaning habits. discuss a date for your next visit.