Regular dental cleanings are the key to keeping your smile healthy, happy, and bright!
How often should you have a teeth cleaning or attend a checkup? It can depend on your overall oral health and wellness. That said, it’s generally recommended to visit the dentist twice yearly (or every six months) for a routine dental cleaning and checkup.
For most patients, basic preventive care such as checkups and cleanings is covered 100% by insurance. In-depth periodontal (“deep”) cleaning may be covered in part between 50%-80%, depending on your coverage. We will be sure to confirm your benefits and help you understand your insurance coverage to make the most of the coverage you’re owed.
The American Dental Association recommends visiting your trusted local dentist every six months. This helps our team check for concerns as they arise and give prompt treatment recommendations to help you maintain a healthy, functional smile.
Generally, no, not at all! Dental cleanings are handled by one of our trained hygienists who gently yet thoroughly clean and floss your teeth.Patients who have periodontal (gum) disease may experience some tenderness or bleeding. However, we will do everything we can to accommodate your needs and make you feel comfortable at all times.