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Regular check-ups increase the chances of healthy teeth.

Health insurance participates in the payment of children's dentistry up to their 18th birthday
and pensioners. Pensioners include the elderly, the disabled and individuals who receive a rehabilitation pension from the Social Insurance Administration (Tryggingastofnun). Only annual entry fee of 2,500 ISK must be paid. 
Others pay for dental expenses themselves according to their dentist's tariff. A condition for co-payment is to have a registered family dentist. You can register a family dentist on sjukra.is but the dentist can also take care of the registration.

It depends in the individual how often people need to go to the dentist for a check-up. It depends, among other things, on people's consumption patterns, the condition of their teeth, dental hygiene and genetics. It is estimated in collaboration with a dentist how often it is necessary to come for a check-up. Some people need to come every 6 months, while others need to come every 2 years. Pregnant women should be checked by a dentist during pregnancy, as there is an increased risk of tooth decay and gingivitis during pregnancy.

During regular check-ups, x-rays are often taken of the teeth to look for incipient damage between the teeth and to examine the condition of the dentin. Tartar is often cleaned, fluoride is applied to the teeth and the dentist gives good advice if needed.

To book an appointment with a dentist, call the dentist's office directly.