According to the American Dental Association, over half of Americans go to the dentist once every six months. Many view the “go to the dentist twice a year” mantra as written in stone. Yet is that really the case?
The truth is how many times you need to see a dentist in a year depends on your own oral health care. There are some people that have very good oral health care habits along with good genes that they may only have to only see a dentist once a year.
Where as other people may not be so lucky. With gum disease being the number one dental care issue in American, people with gum disease may have to see a dentist three to four time a year. Your dentist will be able to best advise you on just how often you should come in each year, he or she will go over your oral health and your at home dental care habits to help determine what best for you.