Patient Focus

Reasons for Visiting the Dentist

A trip to the dental office can sometimes seem like an inconvenience, but before patients choose to skip it, they should think about what could happen if they do.

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October 19, 2016

Visiting the dentist and maintaining proper oral health is essential for everyone, especially those who are at a greater risk for developing dental caries and other oral conditions. After doing our research, we created the infographic below that includes information most relevant to the topic of making a dental appointment.

Reasons for Visiting the Dentist

Credit: LUCY READING-IKKANDA; Sources (alphabetical): American Dental Association,, The Global Oral Cancer Forum, Journal of Dental Research, Kaiser Health News, National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention