How Often Do I Need a Dental Cleaning?

July 24, 2020

Lady smiling with toothbrushWe’ve been trying to stay home more to help stop the spread of COVID-19. This probably has resulted in putting off some appointments that don’t seem urgent, like the dentist.

Dentists recommend to visit the office once every six months for the best dental health. At the very least, you should be visiting your dentist once a year.

The Importance of Visiting The Dentist

If you’re flossing and brushing your teeth twice a day, that’s great for daily dental hygiene. But this isn’t enough for your overall oral health. Professional cleanings remove plague, yellow build-up, and calculus that our toothbrush can’t reach. Also during normal cleanings and exams, dentists are able to spot signs of oral cancer, anemia, or other underlying medical issues.

The bacteria that lives within our body doesn’t cause us too much trouble, certain bacteria on the teeth can lead to cavities or gum disease. Gum disease is linked to cardiovascular disease, so catching this as early as possible might lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. Getting your teeth cleaned by a professional will lower the risk of any bacteria build up!

It’s Never Too Late

It’s never too late to make your six month appointment. To ensure your your dental health is in the best shape possible, contact us today for an appointment request.

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