You should aim to visit your dentist once every six months. If you have braces or you are particularly prone to tooth decay, you may need to make these visits a little more frequent.
If your dentist spots anything out of the ordinary, you will be notified. Your dentist will discuss the treatment procedure and methods to you and you may need to make another appointment to remedy the issue.
The most important step you can take to ensure that you are keeping your teeth healthy in between dental visits is to make a commitment to a good oral hygiene routine. Brushing and flossing your teeth is the number one way to keep your gums and teeth healthy.