Teeth Care: How Often Should I See a Dentist for a Dental Cleaning?

Posted on: March 18, 2020

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Dental cleanings are one of the most important appointments to have on a regular basis. Most people visit their general dentist office for their cleanings because they often line up with their checkup appointments. A general dentist’s office is typically staffed with a hygienist too, the person who performs dental cleanings.

Want to know more about the frequency in which dental cleanings should be had? In this article, we outline everything you need to know. Being aware of this information can be helpful for someone who isn’t sure. 

Oral care: how often should I see a dentist for a dental cleaning?

Below, we outline how often it is necessary to have your teeth cleaned. We also discuss why it is important. Read on to find out more!

What’s necessary?

Most general dentists recommend that their patients have their teeth cleaned twice a year. These cleanings are important to have because it allows the hygienist to remove any buildup of plaque or debris that could cause cavities. Having a dental cleaning twice a year or every six months will ensure that the teeth and gums are kept in good shape.

Special circumstances

Some people have special circumstances in which their general dentist may recommend that dental cleanings be done more frequently. When there is gum disease present or if the patient is at a high risk of cavities then the dentist may require dental cleanings every other month or something similar!

Dental cleanings for cavities or gum disease will ensure that the entire mouth remains healthy. Gum disease can cause pretty severe bacterial infections, and cavities can also cause other teeth to deteriorate. Having the teeth cleaned frequently will promote good oral health.

What’s desired?

While dental cleanings are recommended to be had twice a year, or every six months, it is also an option to have them performed more frequently. Some people opt to visit their general dentist every three months or even every month, depending on what they desire. It will never hurt the teeth to have them cleaned on a regular basis by a hygienist or general dentist.

The importance

The teeth and gums should be cared for on a daily basis, however, a trained professional will be able to check for things that may not be as apparent to the patient. They also have the tools to perform a better clean than the patient may be able to do at home. Regular dental cleanings will ensure good oral and dental health, which will also contribute to the patient's overall health. 

Get started today!

Want to know more about dental cleanings and how often you should have them? We can help! Our team of general dentists would be happy to evaluate you and your teeth to determine what is best for you. Give us a call or stop by our office today! A dental cleaning is waiting for you.

Request an appointment here: https://www.drlamming.com or call Scott G. Lamming DDS at (949) 245-0577 for an appointment in our San Juan Capistrano office.

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