At some point in your life, you have probably received a postcard, text, email or phone call reminding you that you are due for your 6-month cleaning at your dentist’s office. The twice-a-year recommendation originated many years ago when dentists concluded they should focus more on educating people on preventing dental problems than only serving to fix them. However, the twice-yearly rule might not be the best schedule for everyone. Read on to learn more about how often you should get dental checkups.
How Often Should You Visit the Dentist?
While it’s true that a twice-yearly cleaning schedule is a good rule of thumb for many people, scheduling dental visits should be based on each person’s oral hygiene, habits and medical conditions. That’s why it’s important to ask your dentist when you should schedule your next cleaning after every appointment.