Your Top 9 Questions About Going to the Dentist—Answered!

Woman at the dentist

Whether you are 80 or 8, your oral health is important. Did you know that 100 million Americans fail to see a dentist each year, even though regular dental examinations and good oral hygiene can prevent most dental disease? Here are some frequently asked questions about going to the dentist.

  • Why do regular dental visits matter?
  • What are some signs I should see a dentist?
  • I'm not having any symptoms. Do I still need to see a dentist?
  • What can I expect during a dental checkup?
  • How often do I have to go to the dentist?
  • How do I find a dentist?
  • What should I look for when choosing a dentist?
  • What's the difference between a DDS and DMD?
  • How can I maintain a healthy smile with my dentist's help?