How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
We recommend a minimum of every six months to allow us to detect and treat any problems before they turn into something bigger. This time period generally works well for those people who have good oral health overall and good home care habits.
Some people benefit from dental cleanings more frequently. This is common for patients who suffer from periodontal (gum) disease. Gum disease is a chronic condition that requires frequent dental care to keep it under control. More regular cleanings, usually every 3 to 4 months, can actually help prevent the damage to your bone and soft tissue caused by gum disease and can also protect your systemic health.
Gum disease has been linked to other conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and even premature birth. Many researchers believe this is due to the inflammatory nature of gum disease.
At Central Park Dental, we never treat two patients the exact same way. We always make recommendations based on your needs and refine these as they change over time.