How often is too often?
In a survey of British individuals in 2018, it was found that 41 percent of respondents visit the dentist at least twice a year. The often-quoted advice is to have a dental check every six months, but the recommended time needed between consultations depends on the oral health of the individual. This means the time between check-ups can range from three months to even two years between consultations.
Do people dread going to the dentist?
A large number of respondents in a 2018 survey rated their experience of NHS dental services as positive. Almost 52 percent evaluated the services as very good, while a further 33 percent valued their experience as fairly good. Additionally, since 2006 there has a been a general increase in public satisfaction of dental services in the UK, consequently dentistry services scored a higher satisfaction score compared to the NHS overall in 2018.