How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

As a general guideline, twice-yearly dental cleans will help keep teeth and gums healthy. Every person is different, however, and we often face new challenges with oral health as we age. General overall health also has an impact on oral health - especially the gums. 

Hormonal changes, such as those during pregnancy, often cause gingivitis and require adjustments to professional dental routines to protect both the mother and her unborn baby. Other health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease are closely linked with oral health.

A dedicated home oral hygiene routine is vital to prevent periodontal (gum) disease. Brushing twice daily and flossing at least once per day is excellent insurance for a lifelong healthy smile. 

If gum disease develops, our Randwick dentists may recommend more frequent dental cleanings until it resolves. For patients with advanced gum disease, we commonly clean teeth 3-4 times per year, following a deep cleaning, to remove calculus and bacteria from the area between the teeth and gums.

We customise our treatment plans to meet patient needs and make adjustments to ensure that we are always delivering precisely the dentistry you need to stay healthy and smiling.

If it’s time for your next dental clean, contact Randwick Dental Care to arrange an appointment.