How Often Should You Have Your Teeth Cleaned?

March 18, 2021

You only get one set of adult teeth, and it is extremely important that you take the time and follow the steps needed to make sure that your teeth are as healthy as possible. With all of us leading such busy lives, we understand that it can be hard to find the time to really be conscientious of your dental needs. The question inevitably will come up “How often should I have my teeth cleaned and why is that important?” The reality is that once your dental health starts to falter, it can be extremely difficult to get your teeth looking as bright and lustrous as before. Luckily, taking care of your teeth just got a lot easier with the expert team here at Fenton Family Dentistry. Get teeth cleanings scheduled for your whole family with back-to-back appointments at Fenton Family Dentistry today. Here is why you should take the time to make sure that you are staying up to date with your dental health.

What Does A Teeth Cleaning Do?

A teeth cleaning from an elite dentist does a lot more than making your teeth look whiter and cleaner than when you walked through the door. Some of the most dangerous and common threats to your teeth are plaque and gingivitis, which both are cleared away during a normal cleaning.  Plaque is a colorless or yellow sticky material that forms between your teeth when food, saliva and bacteria combine. That plaque begins building up within 4-12 hours of your last brushing, which is why dentists recommend brushing at least twice a day. If left untouched, plaque leads to both cavities and gingivitis. Gingivitis is a gum disease that causes your gums to become inflamed, sensitive, and can even cause your gums to shrink away, exposing sensitive areas of your teeth. A simple teeth cleaning will remove plaque buildup on your teeth before it can create these issues, keeping your teeth and gums healthy and strong.

Signs Your Teeth May Be Getting Unhealthy

If you are experiencing any tooth pain, discoloration, or hard plaque beginning to build up on your teeth, you need to schedule a teeth cleaning as soon as possible. Here at Fenton Family Dentistry, we take the time in each one of our cleanings to do a thorough inspection of your teeth, ensuring that we catch any dental issues before they get too serious.

Our Recommended Schedule

We recommend that all of our patients follow a simple twice a year teeth-cleaning routine, though if you have sensitive teeth or have more dental issues, you may want to come in for more. We will always have you schedule your next cleaning after your cleaning appointment, making it easier than ever to follow that 6-month guideline.

If you would like to learn more about teeth cleaning or want to schedule your appointment, contact Fenton Family Dentistry today. We look forward to helping you get the smile of your dreams in just a few quick appointments.