Edward H. Luong, DMD
A Great Dentist

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

Dr. Luong recommends a professional cleaning and examination at least every six months to ensure good oral health. Some patients with greater dental conditions or other health problems that can affect the health of your teeth may be advised to see our hygienist even more frequently, every four months, three months, or even every other month depending on your personal situation and oral care needs.

Regular professional teeth cleanings by a trained dental hygienist are crucial to your oral health. Even the most conscientious brushers can't reach every tooth surface with a toothbrush and floss. Our trained hygienist will make sure that whatever you missed while brushing your teeth every day is thoroughly debrided and cleaned.

Professional cleanings also help to keep tartar under control, something that can't be achieved with regular brushing. Tartar forms a hard, yellow crust on your teeth that no amount of brushing can remove. Our experienced hygienists can remove tartar to help prevent gum disease and keep your teeth both looking and feeling healthy. Cleanings also allow us to monitor for other issues that can develop, such as gum disease and oral cancer. Catching these issues early makes treatment much easier for you and offers a better potential outcome. 

If you are overdue for a professional teeth cleaning, call today to schedule an appointment at our Los Alamitos dental office.

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