If you brush your teeth twice daily, floss, and use mouthwash, you are well on your way to a healthy smile. However, in order to maintain your oral health, it is imperative that you visit your dentist in Vancouver WA for regular preventative cleanings.
Many people ask us how often they should come in for a dental cleaning, and the answer is at least every six months to maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you have dental insurance, most plans will cover two free cleanings each year. If you have questions about your dental insurance, please feel free to contact us at Padden Dental and we can confirm the number of annual cleanings that are covered under you plan.
By visiting your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning, you can be proactive in identifying issues before they become a problem and significantly reduce your chances of developing gum disease. Your dentist will likely take x-rays during your visit, which will help to address cavities or any other potential issues.
Since plaque and tartar has a tendency to buildup on teeth and gums in between visits, a professional cleaning is necessary in order to keep this under control, even if you have an exceptional personal oral hygiene routine. Your dental hygienist will polish your teeth, helping to accentuate your pearly white smile.
Don’t let a significant amount of time pass in between cleanings as you are putting yourself at risk of developing a serious oral health issue. To learn more about the benefits of visiting your dentist every 6 months for a cleaning, please contact us at Padden Dental, your dentist in Vancouver WA.