Years ago the standard advise for dental care was to brush and floss your teeth daily and see your dentist at least twice a year. It still is good advise to brush and floss regular daily for good oral health care habits at home.
However is many not be sound advise to only see a dentist twice a year. Thought most dental insurance plans may cover for twice a year cleanings there are times when a person should see the dentist more often then just the twice a year standard.
For anyone that has periodontal disease may need to see a dentist up to four times a year, Smokers should also visit the dentist more frequently as they may have higher dental and gum risks related to smoking. How do you know what is best for you? Talk to your dentist. A dentist will be able to examine you, then considering your dental and medical history will be able to suggest how often to visit them based on your own oral health needs.