How often do I need my teeth cleaned?
The hygienists at our Dillon dental office recommend that your personal oral hygiene routine include brushing and flossing twice a day. In addition, we recommend twice-yearly cleanings with to monitor the health of your teeth and gums.
You may feel that your teeth are being properly cared for with regular brushing and flossing at home, but only a dental hygienist can make sure that your teeth are health and that you are not developing any problems that you can’t yet see or feel.
What If I Have a History of Gum Disease?
For patients with a history of periodontal (gum) disease, we recommend three to four cleanings per year to reduce the likelihood of further infection. Patients with chronic conditions like diabetes or heart disease also need to have more frequent cleanings. Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend a schedule of cleanings based on your specific needs.
It is very important to make regular visits to our Dillon dental office to make sure that your oral health is properly protected. In spite of a regular routine of personal oral hygiene, you may still have problems developing that you are not aware of.
Please contact our office to arrange for a professional cleaning where you can talk to our hygienist about any changes you need to make to your at-home oral hygiene routine.