How often should I have my teeth cleaned?
At Davis Dental Care, we treat each patient individually, based on your current oral health needs. Since your oral health can change throughout your lifetime due to hormonal changes, medical conditions, and aging, we tailor your dental cleaning schedule based on what will best protect your oral health, as needed.
For many patients with good oral health, twice-yearly dental cleanings may be enough to keep your teeth and gums healthy. If you have a history of periodontal disease or significant dental decay, changes to your medical history such as pregnancy or diabetes, or problems with dexterity when it comes to brushing and flossing, we may recommend more frequent dental cleanings to keep your smile looking great and feeling comfortable.
Many people believe that twice a year is good enough for dental cleanings because that is what is covered by insurance. Your dental health care routine should be a decision made mutually between you and Dr. Smith. A small additional investment in prevention could save you money, hassles, and time in the long run.
When you come to our Layton, UT dental office for a comprehensive dental exam, Dr. Smith will discuss which treatments he recommends, and you will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn how to take great care of your teeth so that they last a lifetime.