A British study shows that adults that regularly visit the dentist have better oral health than people who don’t go to the dentist other than when they experience problems. The study focused on three groups: adults who always visited the dentist on regular basis, adults who don’t go to the dentist regularly anymore, and adults who never use to go to the dentist for preventive purposes.
The studies results show that the people who go to the dentist regularly for preventive purposes have fewer issues with oral health, less caries, and has a lot more teeth left in their mouth, than the other groups.
During the study, the British team also looked at a fourth group: adults who didn’t go for preventive purposes before but have started to visit the dentist regularly. This group showed that their oral health improved and that they could have as good mouth health as those who always went regularly. This means that it is never too late to take care of your oral health.