I do not visit the dentist yearly. After 5 years of not seeing a dentist I found a holistic one accustomed to working with MCS, and I have seen him only once for a quick look and x-rays, no work done. I have multiple cavities in various stages, and basically I feel like I know exaclty where my mouth is at better than any dentist ever could. When I did see that dentist, I as able to report where every cavity was located and which ones were small and which were large before he even told me the results of the x-rays. Kinda like doctor check-ups - I only think they're necessary if you need the paperwork or you don't pay attention to your own body. You'll know when something's wrong. There are nutritional protocols for healing cavities that I've seen a lot of people have sucess with. I'm not one of them because my body is still intolerant of even small doses of vitamin D, but you might consider checking them out. In my experience cavities get worse up to a point, then the decay stops. I've also known several people who have mentioned that their dentist said, "Oh, well you had some cavities, but they've sealed over and are okay now". I second both these. My body reacted to the tiny amount of epinephrine as if it was a full dose given for anaphylaxis! Uncontrolled body-wide tremors, sky high blood pressure (before this I've only ever had freakishly low blood pressure), awful sensation. One who tests for the materials is key. They may be more expensive, but imagine the expense of having something permantly inside your mouth that you react to! If you can't get blood tested, at the very least try to find someone who can do reliable muscle testing for you, or a dentist who will let you take samples of the materials and test them on your own as well as you can. Anything is better than putting a random substance in your mouth and hoping it'll be okay.