How often do I need to have my teeth cleaned?

We generally recommend cleanings once every six months for most patients. However, if we find you have periodontal disease or a tendency to build up plaque, we’ll recommend more frequent cleanings. Regular dental cleanings and periodic examinations also allow Dr. Parikh and our team to detect and treat problems when they are minor and less costly to fix.

Regular dental cleanings aren't just a good idea; they’re absolutely essential if you want to enjoy good dental health. Being conscientious about making and keeping regular appointments for cleanings can make the difference between a lifetime of healthy teeth and dental problems that seem to go on forever.

You may wonder why it’s important to have a professional cleaning if you already take care of your teeth. The reason is that no matter how well and how often you brush and floss, your toothbrush just can’t do the whole job. Using special instruments, our dental hygienist can get into all the nooks and crannies that you can’t reach when you brush at home.

Regular thorough dental cleanings are the best defense you have against cavities and gum disease. Please call our East Brunswick dental office and we’ll be happy to get you set up with your next dental cleaning appointment.

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