dentist cleaning female patients teeth in dental office

Has it been a while since your last dental cleaning? Professional teeth cleaning is an important step in maintaining good overall dental health, it is a substantial part of your routine dental check-ups! While there are timelines that are recommended as to when to get your teeth cleaned, it comes down to you and your dentist.

“How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?”

It depends on each dental patient’s dental needs as every patient is different regarding oral health. 

Some patients are prone to having dental issues, while other patients may experience little to no dental issues, meaning that they will need to have teeth cleaning less frequently. However, a good guideline to follow for teeth cleaning is to book an appointment every six months. It can vary per patient, and their recommended dental care is provided by a dentist as far as 12 months between each appointment or as routinely as every 4 months. 

“What Should I Expect When Getting My Teeth Cleaned?”

Everyone needs regular dental cleanings provided by a dentist regardless of their dental hygiene routine. Dentists, once they have you situated, will begin by scraping off the tartar layer that has accumulated on your teeth below and above the gum lines

After removing all the tartar and stains, the dentist will polish your teeth which makes it so that it is harder for plaque to build up on your teeth before your next cleaning. It also helps remove surface-level stains, meaning that your smile will be even brighter! Fluoride treatments can often follow as this is a preventative measure in regards to cavities and other oral health issues. 

When Was Your Last Dental Cleaning?

Are you overdue for a teeth cleaning? Book your appointment today by giving us a call at (619) 656-1788 or schedule an appointment online. Confidence is everything and it starts with your smile!