Many people may be thinking, with the introduction of fluoride and other improvements in the dental health world, is it still necessary to visit the dentist two times per year?
The traditional recommendation is still to see the dentist two times each year for check-ups as well as cleanings. The reason for visiting the dentist twice a year is still important for a few reasons, including:
• Your dentist can find problems that you may not spot or feel
• Your dentist will be able to find early stages of decay (tooth decay does not inflict discomfort until it’s in advanced stages)
• Alleviate any other dental health issues that they have identified
That being said, people who have taken wonderful care of their teeth and gums, and have gone years without any complications, may decide to extend the time between visits. Ask your dentist what the best visitation routine should be for you.
On the opposite end, certain individuals—like those who have gum disease, genetic predispositions to cavities or plaque build-up, or weaker immune systems—may wish to visit the dentist even more than twice a year to maintain ideal dental health.