Dental care is important. Studies have shown that dental visits depend on your specific condition. For people without any dental problems, once a year is ok. But, individuals with dental issues should get checked out every 3 or 4 months. Here are some guidelines to help you figure out how often you should see your dentist.
- A good rule of thumb is to visit your dentist twice a year.
- At-risk people with health issues, such as smokers, pregnant women, with gum disease, etc., may need to visit every three months.
- Dentists and hygienists can detect problems such as cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer before the patient does.
“The typical twice-a-year recommendation to visit the dentist originated from an advertisement for toothpaste, and there’s little to no research that supports it.”