There are a few different opinions about how frequently you actually need to visit the dentist. A lot of us think that we should visit the dentist every six months – even if it’s not what we follow in practice. Some can get away with fewer visits. Others may need more frequent visits. People with very little risk of cavities or gum disease can do fine seeing their dentist just once a year. People with a high risk of dental disease might need to visit every three or four months, or more. If you have gum disease, or a history of gum disease, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits. Another reason you may need to see the dentist more frequently is if you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. The bottom line is that you need to at least see the dentist twice a year
and you need to comply if it is recommended that you make those visits more frequent.