Cleaning your teeth every day at home, while important, is only part of a successful routine. Visiting your dentist at least once a year can ensure a healthy smile. We professionally remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria build-up that you are generally unable to reach yourself. Combining regular brushing and flossing with an annual office visit will not only give you a more confident smile, but it will also help protect you from tooth decay, tooth loss, and gum disease.
The American Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist at least once a year to get a routine examination and cleaning. If you have a history of periodontal disease, you should get your teeth cleaned more often in order to prevent the recurrence of infections or disease. You should also have your teeth cleaned more often if you suffer from chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease due to their link to dental problems.