Why do I need a professional teeth cleaning every six months?
Our Gaithersburg, MD general dentists believe in preventive dentistry. It is through preventive dentistry that your teeth can remain healthy and viable for life.
Additionally, our recommendations for professional teeth cleanings every six months mirrors best practices put forward by the American Dental Association.
These recommendations include:
- Brushing at least twice per day
- Flossing at least once per day
- Having professional teeth cleanings at least every six months
The team at Lakeforest Dental Associates has found that patients who follow recommendation put forward by the American Dental Association have fewer cavities, fewer dental emergencies, and are far more likely to keep their teeth for life.
Outside of professional recommendations, the reasons you need a professional teeth cleaning are many.
Yes, you brush and floss twice per day—maybe more—but your toothbrush can’t hit every nook. Your floss cannot reach that bacteria-loving spot just below the gumline. Besides, stubborn bacteria and resistant tartar are not so easily brushed away.
Our Gaithersburg dental hygienist has the right tools to gently but thoroughly clean away the bacteria and tartar that lead to dental infections, cavities, and tooth loss.
Contact Our Dental Office
If you have not scheduled your six-month professional teeth cleaning, contact our Gaithersburg dental team today.