Do You Need a Dentist Visit Every 6 Months? That Filling? The Data Is Weak

May 14, 2024

a tray of dental tools

(Ars Technica) – In a viewpoint published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, the researchers point out that many common—nearly unquestioned—practices in dentistry aren’t backed up by solid data. That includes the typical recommendation that everyone should get a dental check-up every six months. The researchers note that two large clinical trials failed to find a benefit of six-month check-ups compared with longer intervals that were up to two years. (Read More)