Consider one dentist appointment a year your absolute minimum.
But you might need to go more frequently depending on your oral health.
How often you should go to the dentist depends on your teeth, gums, and how well you maintain good oral hygiene on your own.
Do you really need to go to the dentist every 6 months?
Every person, whether you have good teeth or not, whether your gums are healthy or not, whether you build up a lot of plaque and tartar or not, whether you are the world’s best brusher and flosser, or not. That’s right, everyone needs to see the dentist every 6 months.
Is going to dentist necessary?
Even if you take excellent care of your teeth and gums at home, you still need to see a dentist regularly. People with very little risk of cavities or gum disease can do fine seeing their dentist just once a year. People with a high risk of dental disease might need to visit every three or four months, or more.
Why is seeing a dentist important?
Regular dental visits are important because they help to keep your teeth and gums healthy. During the dental check up, your dental professional will check your overall oral health for any trouble areas. During the cleaning, your dental professional will remove any plaque and tartar buildup and may polish your teeth.
How often do you need to see a dentist?
Dental Visits for Adults
Your dentist can advise you how often you need to visit based on your oral and general health and your risk factors for tooth decay and gum disease. For example, an adult with good oral hygiene and no problems at checkups may need to come in once or twice a year.