About this information
NICE clinical guidelines advise the NHS on caring for people with specific conditions or diseases and the treatments they should receive. The information applies to people using the NHS in England and Wales.
This information explains the advice about dental check-ups that is set out in NICE clinical guideline 19.
If you have been used to regular check-ups every 6 months, you may find this changes. The gap could be longer or shorter than this, depending on how healthy your teeth and gums are and your risk of future problems.