Randolph Dental Associates
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How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

At Randolph Dental Associates, we celebrate that each of our patients is unique and recognize your individual needs when it comes to your dental health. You might hear a buzz about seeing your dentist twice yearly as a hard and fast rule, but it’s just not that simple.

man looking at clean smile after dental examPersonalized Dental Cleaning Schedule

For some healthy patients, twice-yearly dental cleanings are enough. You can have your regular clean, polish, and checkup and maintain a healthy smile. But for many patients, twice a year is just not enough. Here are some instances when you might need to see your Randolph dentist more frequently.

  • You build tartar fast
  • You are managing gum disease
  • You are aging
  • You have limited mobility

Gum Disease Treatment

Conditions such as gum disease may mean that you need to have dental cleanings three, four, or more times a year to prevent reinfection. While it may seem like many visits, your gums are more prone to infection once you have had advanced gum disease.

More than half of American adults have some form of gum disease, and without intervention, it can progress and lead to tooth loss and impact your heart, lungs, and even brain health. Our elderly patients need more attention because dental health declines with age.

Some people build tartar more than others. If you brush and floss diligently but still feel tartar building up on your teeth, having it removed can prevent it from irritating the gums and leading to gum disease. It will also keep your smile looking and feeling fresh.

Contact Our Randolph Office for Your Next Dental Cleaning

Is it time for your next dental cleaning? Contact our Randolph dental office to book your next appointment and that priceless feeling of freshly cleaned teeth.

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