It is recommended to have routine checkups with your dentist to properly care for your oral health. You should see your dentist every six months, or every three if you have gum disease. Your dentist can guide you and help you with an oral care plan that suits you and your needs.
During your routine checkups you will most likely have dental x-rays taken along with a cleaning. A fluoride treatment will also be administered. After your cleaning you will be able to consult with your dentist as he reviews your dental x-rays and oral health.