Most dentists agree that a good rule of thumb is for patients to see their dentist twice a year.
The American Dentist Association (ADA) states the following: “The frequency of their regular dental visits should be tailored by their dentists to accommodate for their current oral health status and health history.”
This means that your dentist may schedule more or less frequent visits based upon your oral hygiene, habits and medical conditions. If you have very little risk of forming cavities or developing gum disease, seeing your dentist once a year may be fine. However, patients who are at high risk of dental disease should have visits every three to four months, possibly more.