How often do I need to have my teeth cleaned?
If your teeth are healthy, the general recommendation for having your teeth cleaned at our Corpus Christi dental office is one to two times per year (every 6-12 months). If you are a smoker, have diabetes or a family history of gum disease, we recommend a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year. People who are prone to cavities or have already been treated for gum disease should have their teeth cleaned three to four times per year.
Regular professional cleanings with a dental hygienist are important for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. The reason is that, over time, a layer of tartar builds up on our teeth.
This layer of tartar becomes calcified, or hardened, and can only be removed by a hygienist during a professional cleaning. If this hardened material is not removed, it can lead to gum disease and cavities.
When our hygienist removes the tartar it lessens the chance that you will experience problems like gum disease. It also allows us to check your teeth and gums to make sure that other problems are not developing.
Regular professional dental cleanings are one of the easiest ways to take control of your oral health and reduce the odds of more serious problems from occurring. Please contact our Corpus Christi dental office, and we will be happy to arrange an appointment for a cleaning with our dental hygienist.