How often should I have a dental cleaning?
According to the American Dental Association, the average healthy adult should have a dental cleaning every six months. However, some people may need to schedule more frequent visits based on their conditions and needs.
What are the benefits of professional dental cleanings?
Professional dental cleanings by a dentist or registered dental hygienist remove plaque and tartar build-up that is not removed by regular brushing and flossing. These appointments also typically involve polishing your teeth, which can leave your teeth feeling smooth and clean.
What should I expect during a dental cleaning?
During a dental cleaning, one of our hygienists will thoroughly clean your teeth to remove any plaque buildup, tartar, and stains. During the cleaning, your hygienist will also polish your teeth using a rotating brush.
How do I find a good dentist?
The easiest way to find a good dentist is to ask your friends and neighbors. You can also ask your family physician for a recommendation.
What is periodontal disease?
Periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, is an infection of the tissues that support your teeth. It is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it.
The main culprit is plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on teeth.