How Often Does Your Child Go to the Dentist?


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In the most recent statistics available from the American Dental Association (2014), among parents of children under age 18:

• 64.6 percent reported that their children visit the dentist every
6 months.

• 20.3 percent reported that their children visit the dentist once per year.

• 4.4 percent reported that their children visit the dentist once every two to three years.

• 10.7 percent reported their children had not visited the dentist at all in the last few years.

• Approximately 22.9 percent of adults said they are either unsure or definitely do not plan to visit a dentist in the next 12 months.

Source: American Dental Association

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