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Why do I need dental cleanings more than twice a year?

The American Dental Association recommends visiting your dentist every six months for preventive care like dental cleanings and exams. This interval works well for many people, especially those who enjoy relatively good oral health.

The purpose of these routine cleaning appointments is to help you stay a step ahead of decay and gum disease. However, if you’re already struggling with gum disease or other chronic oral health issues, Dr. Riley will recommend more frequent dental cleanings in Summerville to keep your smile healthy.

If our dentist or hygienist finds signs of gum disease during your check-in visits, they will provide a thorough cleaning and develop a plan for treatment going forward. Often, the plan involves more frequent visits to ensure that the problem is under control, and this may include as many as three or four cleanings a year.

Preventing Gum Disease

The best way to prevent the need for more frequent cleanings is to be diligent with your oral hygiene and keep your six-month appointments. If it’s time for your next cleaning, please call Azalea Dental to arrange an appointment so one of our hygienists can evaluate your needs and provide prompt treatment if necessary.

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