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How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

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Young Female patient with open mouth examining dental inspection at dentist office

Regular dental cleanings are important to keep up with our oral health, and keep our teeth and gums looking and feeling great. Cleanings help to remove that sticky layer of bacteria and plaque that builds up on our teeth and under our gums. This layer cannot be removed with normal brushing or flossing at home.

At Dulay Dental we recommend our patients have their teeth cleaned twice a year. This helps to keep the plaque layer down, and prevents issues such as gum disease.

Plaque begins to return on our teeth after a cleaning within 24-48 hours. If you visit our office twice a year, patients are less likely to have a thick layer of plaque and tarter. Visiting our office regularly helps to spot any signs of early problems such as cavities, receding gums, or oral cancer.

Our skilled staff will use special tools to clean your teeth and gums, as well as take any x-rays needed. Our dentist will meet with each patient to discuss the health of your teeth and gums, and recommend any further treatment that may be needed.

Our oral health is extremely important, and keeping up with regularly scheduled dental cleanings keeps teeth and gums free of harmful bacteria and plaque.

Most insurance companies will cover dental cleanings twice a year, and it is always smart to check with your insurance company to understand what your coverage includes.

If you are interested in scheduling a dental cleaning, contact Dulay Dental to schedule your appointment.

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