How Often Do I Need a Dental Cleaning?

July 24, 2020

Girl holding up toothbrushIn attempts to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we’ve been staying home more. This has probably resulted in putting off our pre-scheduled appointments, including the dentist.

In order to have good dental hygiene, you should be visiting the dentist at least once a year. But, the recommendation is to visit the dentist once every six months.

Why Is It Important to Get Your Teeth Cleaned?

Your dental health probably isn’t more than flossing and brushing two times a day. These are great practices but you also need a professional clean! Professional cleaning removes plaque, yellowish build-up, and calculus that we can’t always get to. During a cleaning or an exam, it would be easy to spot signs of oral cancer, anemia, or other medical problems.

Certain bacteria on teeth can eventually lead to cavities or gum disease. Gum disease is linked to cardiovascular disease. Catching this disease as early as possible can lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. Getting your teeth cleaned by a professional will eliminate any bacteria build up that is present.

Schedule Your Appointment

It’s never too late to make your six month dentist appointment a priority. Contact us today to get your dental health in the best state possible! We are taking extra precautions to keep you (and our staff) safe during this time.

Posted In: Dental Hygiene