Cleaning your teeth is extremely vital to your oral health. It is recommended that you brush your teeth at least 2 to 3 times a day and flossing in between your teeth at least once a day. But even brushing and flossing 2 to 3 times a day still is not enough to fully deep clean your teeth. Your dentist will use professional tools that help to remove plaque, tartar, bacteria, and other hard deposits that you are not able to clean up yourself.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends visiting your dentist regularly to get routine cleanings and examinations, but just how often should you go to get teeth cleaning? The general consensus is every 6 months, but a more detailed answer would be as often as your dentist recommends.
The standard insurance recommendation is to get your teeth cleaned twice a year, but really it depends on your own personal oral health. Someone who is great at maintaining their oral health usually only needs to get their teeth cleaned once a year. But someone who may have gum disease will be recommended to see the dentist every 3 to 6 months depending on the severity of your oral health. Gum disease is very preventable by taking care of your teeth at home and making sure to follow the guidelines of the recommended homecare routine.
Listening to your dentist and hygienist is vital; they know how to properly examine your teeth and give you recommendations based on their assessment. If you need to schedule an assessment or have any more questions, Smile Design Studios would be glad to help. Call us at (281) 969-7388 to schedule an appointment today.