Whether we have insurance or not, it’s not always easy to get into the dentist’s chair for the requisite two cleanings per the calendar year, which is why many of us tend to put off our cleanings until the last minute, or maybe even not get them done at all.
For those of us who wonder what the right amount of visits with the dentist should be each year, it’s helpful to go over some tips and recommendations as far as how often you should be getting your teeth cleaned by an experienced professional. The sad fact of the matter is that, even if your home routine is excellent, you could very well be missing the little nooks and crannies of your teeth and mouth where bacteria like to hide. You might also have some bad oral health habits you’ve been practicing without knowing it, which is why it’s important to arrange a biannual check-in with your oral health specialist.
What to Expect from a Teeth Cleaning
Your dental cleaning experience with Audubon is going to beat anything you have going on at home. We have professional tools and utilize cutting edge techniques that target the problem areas of your teeth as well as your gums. We make your treatment as comfortable as possible while providing an experience you’re most comfortable with.
Our very own Dr. Pantano has an extensive amount of experience helping the entire family achieve optimum oral health through our comprehensive teeth cleaning treatments and routine check-ups. During your appointment we’ll be able to assess your progress with your home routine, not to mention make any key adjustments that will help set the foundation for a life of great oral health.
So… How Many Times Should You Come in Each Year?
The amount of times you should come in for teeth cleaning each year is pretty much up to you. If you require more than two visits per the calendar year, we recommend doing what it takes to establish and maintain a healthy and vibrant smile. Some patients might be able to achieve this in just one visit with the dentist for a routine check-up or cleaning while others keeping a healthy smile might mean coming in every 3 to 4 months to get the treatment you need to keep a movie-star quality smile.
Signs You Need a Professional Cleaning
If you’re starting to notice tooth discoloration or any sort of plaque, tartar, or calculus build up on or around your teeth, it’s a good idea to make an appointment immediately. If you have pain in your mouth or targeted areas of your tooth, we can help, too. Another undeniable sign that you need to schedule a visit with your local dentist is if you’ve been experiencing any bleeding during brushing or flossing sessions.
It’s important to stay on top of your oral health because more and more studies are finding that your oral health is linked to your overall health. Gum disease can affect more than just your mouth — it paves the way for other health problems, like heart disease and other serious conditions.
Contact Audubon Dental Center today to schedule your routine cleaning. We keep smiles healthy and vibrant for entire families!