You may have already read our page about dental hygiene appointments, but still wonder why a cosmetic dentistry office is so adamant that you should have regular cleanings. The truth is that our dentists are most pleased to see patients who have healthy, beautiful smiles. Regular dental hygiene appointments help prevent damage and the need for additional treatments.
So how frequently should you have your teeth cleaned by a dentist? It depends on your dental and oral health, as well as your lifestyle, genetics, and overall health. Certain chronic illnesses may expose your teeth to accelerated decay, and conditions like TMD may wear down your teeth prematurely, making them more susceptible to cavities and decay.
In general, if you have good dental hygiene and oral health, you can have your teeth professionally cleaned once a year by a dentist and should be able to maintain your dental health. However, a lot can change in a year. If you have insurance that allows you to have two dental cleanings a year, you should take advantage of the opportunity to have a dentist perform an exam and, if necessary, preventative dentistry. If your teeth and gums are not in great condition, you should opt for two cleanings a year regardless of cost or insurance coverage.
Please contact our dentists today to learn more about general dentistry treatments available to patients from Morristown, Bernardsville, and the surrounding areas of New Jersey.