How often should you visit the dentist?

Twice-yearly check-ups may not be necessary if you are a low-risk patient who practises good oral hygiene. More frequent visits are necessary for those at high risk

For the longest time, people have been told that the best way to keep their teeth in tip-top condition is to go for twice-a-year dental check-ups, but this has changed.

Although this advice remains common, there are now dentists who advise less frequent visits for those who have good oral health. Those who have dental diseases will clearly need to visit more often.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 29, 2019, with the headline 'How often should you visit the dentist?'. Print Edition | Subscribe