Dental cleanings are an essential part of a good oral health routine. The American Dental Association recommends a cleaning twice a year, for patients with good oral health. In addition to cleaning your teeth at these appointments, the hygienist will talk with you about your daily oral care routine and answer all of your questions. The hygienist can also demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques, to make your homecare optimally productive.
Checkups, or dental exams, are invaluable to maintaining good oral health, because they allow the dentist to identify potential oral health concerns before they escalate.