It is recommended by the America Dental Association to have frequent dental check ups in order to manage and obtain a good oral health. Be sure to add a dental visit to this year's spring cleaning list. A professional dental cleaning at least twice a year to improve your oral health. That is every 6 months for healthy oral cavities and 3-4 months appointments for patient who have periodontal disease or gum disease.
The AGD strongly recommends that a dentist or hygienist perform a dental cleaning every six months. This professional dental cleaning reinforces the the home-care oral health regimen of brushing and flossing and gives the dentist an opportunity to locate areas in the mouth that may need special attention. People who regularly practice good oral hygiene at home with proper rushing and flossing techniques typically do not
experience discomfort during a cleaning. However, those who have neglected their oral hygiene habits may experience some discomfort or sensitivity during a dental cleaning. The dentist can use a topical anesthetic before the cleaning to alleviate any discomfort.
During a dental cleaning, you’ll receive diagnostic and preventive services from your dentist as well as any needed educational information.
Reviewing and updating medical history, including information about
heart problems, pregnancy, diabetes, surgeries and medications,
which may have an impact on your oral health.
Oral cancer examination and screening
Evaluation of gum tissue
Checking biting, chewing and swallowing patterns
X-rays or examination of teeth to detect decay
Referral to specialists for specific treatment
Removal of plaque and tartar
Sealants (for children)
Polishing teeth, including fillings and crowns
Cleaning and adjustment of dentures and partial dentures
Tooth brushing and flossing instructions
Recommendations for future treatment:
when to return for follow-up hygiene treatment,
periodontal (gum) concerns or restorative options
Evaluation of self-care effectiveness
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