Healthy Mouth Cleanings

Dental Cleanings AtlantaPreventative dentistry and healthy mouth cleanings most commonly refer to dental hygiene cleanings. The American Dental Association recommends each patient have two annual cleanings to main a healthy mouth by removing plaque and tartar in addition to proper home care to maintain maximum oral health. Performed approximately every 6 months, professional hygiene cleanings are performed by a licensed Hygienist and overseen by dentist who provides a dental examination. At these visits X-rays may be taken to aid the doctors diagnosis and assist the Hygienist in identifying any areas that may require a more thorough cleaning to remove excess tartar, stain and plaque. In addition, the American Dental Association recommends children begin seeing a dentist at age 3 to aid the development of healthy dentition and identify any early concerns.