Routine dental cleanings and exams are important to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent disease and decay. Your daily home care is also critical, but the professional cleanings remove plaque that can develop especially in areas that are difficult to reach.
Routine cleanings and exams are often every six months. These appointments typically last between 30 minutes to an hour. Preventative dental services and treatments, although sometimes ignored, are important and seeing your dentist every so often for routine checkup can prevent both minor and major deficiencies in the mouth.