Professional teeth cleaning is recommended every six months to prevent cavities, stop tooth loss, brighten your smile and promote overall health.
At cleanings, your dentist will use the right tools to remove bacteria build-up that your toothbrush cannot get.
For those with chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease, it is recommended to have teeth professionally cleaned frequently to avoid tooth loss.
Regular dental exams for children are a critical part of preventive health care.
During a dental exam, the dentist or hygienist will clean your child’s teeth and evaluate your child’s risk of tooth decay. The exam might include applying a sealant or fluoride to reduce the risk of decay. A dental exam for children might also include dental X-rays or other diagnostic procedures.
The dentist or hygienist will likely discuss your child’s diet and oral hygiene habits and demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques. Other topics might include preventing oral injuries or, for adolescents, the health risks associated with tobacco, substance abuse and oral piercings.