iStock_000016749672SmallA dental exam and cleaning will vary for each patient, depending upon their teeth. If it’s been a while since your last exam, your teeth may have more plaque build-up. This will require more cleaning. Scheduling an exam and cleaning every six months, combined with proper oral care at home, will keep these regular cleanings down to a minimal experience.

Regular dental exams and cleanings benefit you in several ways.

They help to find decay and disease in your teeth and gums before it becomes a serious problem, keeping your overall oral health in good shape and saving you money in the long run. Additionally, we screen for oral cancer for early detection. Research has also connected good oral health to our overall health.

By keeping a clean and healthy mouth, you can enjoy a whiter smile, and you won’t need to worry about unnecessary tooth loss as you mature. Maintenance is always a better option than repairing damaged teeth or diseased gums, and regular dental checkups are exactly what the doctor ordered.