How often should I get my teeth cleaned by a dentist?

Although there are debates about how often you should get your teeth cleaned by a dentist, the American Dental Association says individuals with healthy teeth and gums may only require a routine dental check-up and cleaning once every year. However, some individuals might need to visit their dentist more often for teeth cleaning.

Individuals who are suffering from recurrent dental conditions, such as infections, should visit their dentist more frequently for dental cleaning. People who smoke and have no plans to quit should also have their teeth cleaned more frequently, as cigarettes contain substances that may leave stains on the surface of the teeth. Some chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disorders, could be worsened due to dental problems. As such, having your teeth cleaned and checked more frequently might help you prevent other health complications.

Dr. Sid K. Steadman D.D.S. and his team of dental professionals are always ready to provide safe and excellent dental cleaning services. Visit our clinic or call us now at (512) 259-3365 to set a dental cleaning appointment with us.