Mississauga Check Ups and Cleanings

Check Ups and Cleanings – How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

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This is a very good question and the simple answer is that you should have your teeth cleaned as often as your hygienist or Dr. Paul Han recommends. The more detailed answer is that it depends on the health of your gums and how committed you are to your oral hygiene program. Regular check ups and cleanings are vital for healthy teeth and oral hygiene.

For example, if your gums are healthy and you follow a sound oral hygiene program, you may only need to have your teeth cleaned every six months.  There are patients who take such good care of their gums and teeth that they could go a year without needing a dental cleaning.

Admittedly, because gum disease is so prevalent among adult Canadians, you should follow the hygienist’s recommendation. She knows how to evaluate the health of your gums and after a few appointments can determine how committed you are to taking care of your oral health.

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