This is a question a lot of patients is asking. Do they really need to visit their dentist every six month? The answer is yes. Especially those with risk of having periodontal disease.
Every six months it is advisable to visit your dentist for the teeth cleaning, this is the minimum. Aside from the cleaning, the dentist will also examine the teeth to see if there are any signs for a oral disease.
According to a research, half of the population in the US have higher risks for different oral diseases, thus, visiting twice a year will reduce the percentage of having such disease.
If you visit your dentist, once a year, the risk will be higher and will also be costly in the future.
Being said that, make sure to make time to visit your dentist twice a year!