HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET MY TEETH CLEANED?
“How often should I get my teeth cleaned?” I get this question a lot. Here are some factors that we use to determine each patient’s best cleaning schedule:
—Daily routine...How often is the patient brushing AND flossing? —Does the patient have any puffy/swollen/bleeding gums?
—Does the patient currently have heavy tartar build-up?
—Does the patient have any current or previous gum disease?
—Does the patient have any medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart conditions?
Lots to consider, right? A complete dental exam and current x-rays will ultimately determine the best cleaning schedule for each patient, whether it is every 3, 4 or 6 months. Remember, a healthy smile requires maintenance