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How Long Will My Dental Cleaning Take?

November 30, 2021
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Posted By: Lee J. Martin, DMD, LLC Team
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Dental cleanings in Garden City, GA are noninvasive and even relaxing. And they are an essential part of your twice-yearly preventive visit.

How long your cleaning lasts depends on the accumulation of tartar and plaque. Some patients come in with little buildup, while others need more extensive cleaning. So, a dental cleaning can take anywhere from twenty minutes to one hour.

If you visited us six months earlier, brushing and flossing regularly since that time, you can typically count on less time with the hygienist.

Why Preventive Dental Exams in Garden City Are Crucial

Preventive dentistry is crucial to your long-term oral health. It is a way for your dentist to keep an eye on oral changes and diagnose conditions early for less complex treatment. And teeth cleanings can significantly decrease your risks for tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease.

Gum disease is especially concerning because it can cost you your teeth and even impact your body health. It has been associated in studies with heart complications, sudden stroke, and even dementia.  

Your dentist and the American Dental Association recommend preventive exams and teeth cleanings every six months. If you have a diagnosis like gingivitis, we provide a more custom schedule.

You Play an Important Role in Prevention

Between your six-month dental visits, it’s essential to brush and floss regularly. Ideally, it would be best if you cleaned your teeth after every meal or at least twice each day. In addition, we recommend a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste with the ADA seal of approval.

If you would like brushing, flossing, and general maintenance tips, our hygienist is always happy to help.

Is It Time for Your Checkup and Teeth Cleaning?

If you’re a new patient looking to establish dental care in our area or an existing patient ready to schedule your next appointment, give us a call.

We serve all areas, including Garden City, Savannah, Pooler, Port Wentworth, Guyton, and Rincon.

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