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How often should I go to the dentist?

Your dentist will decide how often they need to see you based on the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums. It could be as short as three months, but if you have no current problems, your dentist might not need to see you for up to two years.

Children and the dentist

Your dentist will also decide how often they need to see your child based on the condition of their mouth, teeth and gums. However, children under 18 should be seen by a dentist at least once a year.

Looking after your teeth

For advice about keeping your mouth, teeth and gums healthy, see:

Read the answers to more questions about dental health.

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Page last reviewed: 07/03/2015

Next review due: 28/02/2018