Dentists claim that you should see them every 6 months, but I grew up going once a year. When I was seeing a dentist annually, I only ever had one cavity. Once I hit my twenties, I was unable to see a dentist for a few years. When I finally made it back to see one, I was told I had 4 cavities. I had no idea, there was no pain in my mouth, no signs whatsoever that something was wrong. So, I think seeing a dentist once to twice a year is right.
I try to go every 6 months, but I've been known to visit after that period. It's simply finding the time. Dentist surgeries are rarely open over the weekend, and they don't take into account peoples working life. It's hard, but I do try to visit every 6 months..I am actually due a visit (!)
I don't like those visits. Last time, my dentist persuaded me to have 3 of my wisdom teeth removed. I couldn't eat anything properly for months. And the stitches hurt whenever I talked until the gum healed, so it was really a nightmare for me. I haven't seen him for a year because of that.
At least twice a year. It reminds me, my hygienist appointment is way overdue. My partner goes once every three months and uses an electric toothbrush. Five years of orthodontic treatments turns you off though.
I usually see my dentist twice-yearly, however, after seeing my naturopath and having a live and dry blood analysis, she has advised me to get the silver fillings replaced with the white ones as the mercury is probably leeching into my blood system. So I guess I'll be visiting every couple of months or so till they're replaced.