What Is a Routine Teeth Cleaning?
Routine teeth cleanings are professional cleanings performed by trained dental hygienists, who use specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar deposits from the surface of your teeth. Routine cleanings are also an opportunity to learn from your hygienist how to better care for your teeth at home, as they can tell you where your brushing and flossing habits are (or aren’t) most effective!
Why Do I Need Routine Teeth Cleanings?
While daily brushing and flossing is a crucial part of your home care routine, your toothbrush still can’t reach everywhere! Furthermore, once plaque hardens into tartar, it can only be removed by a dental professional at our office.
How Often Do I Need To Get a Routine Teeth Cleaning?
The American Dental Association generally recommends receiving two professional teeth cleanings a year, at six-month intervals. However, if you’re at increased risk for certain dental conditions, you might need to visit us more often – what’s important is that you’re coming in regularly for cleanings so you can receive personalized care.