Checkup and Cleaning

The Importance of a Regular Dental Checkup and Cleaning

Having a dental checkup and cleaning on a regular basis is essential for maintaining good oral health. It’s generally recommended that you visit the dentist at least two times a year, or about every six months. During these routine exams, the dentist can examine the health of your teeth, mouth and gums and help prevent many problems from occurring. Regular exams and professional cleaning are essential for maintaining good oral health. But, it is important to note that each person has their own individual set of dental needs and may need to visit more or less frequently to accomplish their oral health goals.

What will the dentist do at a checkup?

During a regular exam the dentist will inspect your whole mouth to see if there are any signs of problems such as cavities or gum disease.  When you see your dentist on a regular basis, they can identify symptoms early enough that they can usually be treated before they turn into a more serious condition.

Why should I get my teeth cleaned?

A dental professional will clean your teeth and remove any tartar and plaque that may have built up. They will also floss between your teeth and sometimes, polish your teeth. Once they have cleaned your teeth, they will usually make recommendations on how you can prevent cavities or gum diseases. They may have some specific recommendations that might be beneficial to you.