For most, every 6 months is ideal. Patients with healthy gums and teeth should visit the dentist for a cleaning and exam every 6 months.
For some, more frequent cleanings are necessary. If it has been a while since your last cleaning or if you are diagnosed with gum disease, then you may be advised to come more often. Once your gums are healthy, you can be moved to a regular 6-month schedule.
Please visit our page on gum disease treatment to learn more!