Why do I need a dental cleaning every six months?
The American Dental Association recommends professional dental cleanings once every six months to help prevent cavities and gum disease (periodontal disease). At Orland Oaks Dental, we agree strongly with this recommendation.
If you have periodontal disease, dental cleanings may be required even more often, and treatment for periodontal disease may include deep cleanings or other more invasive measures.
Brushing and flossing twice per day goes a long way toward preventing cavities, periodontal disease, and other infections like abscesses. However, professional cleanings in our Orland Park, IL dental office provide even more protection for your teeth and gums.
What happens during a routine professional dental cleaning?
Our skilled and compassionate dental hygienist will gently and thoroughly remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from your teeth that is difficult or impossible to remove through brushing and flossing alone.
During your cleaning, the hygienist can alert the dentist to any potential dental issues. This is also a great time, following or prior to your cleaning, to ask questions about optimizing your oral hygiene at home. The tips from our hygienist are a great companion to brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings.
It’s simple. At Orland Oaks Dental, we recommend cleanings every six months to help keep your teeth and gums healthy for life.
If you have not scheduled your six-month cleaning, contact our Orland Park, IL dental office today.