Getting your teeth cleaned by a dentist can be really beneficial for our oral health. During a tooth cleaning session a dentists will remove a lot more plaque than we can possibly do ourselves just by brushing.
It recommended we get our teeth cleaned regularly by a dentist to uphold a healthy mouth.
In terms of regularly, many professions recommend you have it done twice a year but it really depends on your oral health.
Everyone has a different oral health and it can depend on genetics, care and diet.
Your dentist will be able to tell you how often you need your teeth cleaned by them.
If you suffer from gum disease, your dentist will recommend more frequent cleanings. Healthy patients may only need their teeth cleaning once a year.
To find out how often you need to come back and get your teeth cleaned your dentist will evaluate the health of your mouth and ask you questions about cleaning habits and risk factors. They will then estimate a regime for you to come back, and this may change as time goes on.
Always trust your dentist’s advice. Twice a year is a reference point for average oral health and yours may be different to this.