Frequency of dental cleanings should be customized to an individual patient’s risk for gum disease. Some people are genetically more prone to bone loss around the teeth because of the way their immune system reacts to plaque and calculus build up. These people should have professional cleanings every 3-4 months to prevent the progression of bone loss and to keep their teeth as long as possible. For low risk patients, a cleaning every 6 months is ideal.
Our doctors do an individual risk assessment for gum disease for every new patient, and will recommend an ideal interval for you.