Trinity Dental Care

Why do I need a dental cleaning every four months?

At Trinity Dental Care, we customize all dental treatment recommendations to meet our patients’ health needs, with the understanding that those needs can change over time, based on your overall health and any medical conditions.

We recommend that people who have had periodontal treatment follow a regular maintenance schedule based on the severity of their condition. That may mean more frequent cleanings designed to keep the infection from causing additional bone loss, tooth loss, or gum recession. It is common for patients who have had a deep cleaning to have a cleaning every 3-4 months. 

Since periodontal disease is a chronic condition, it is important to maintain your periodontal maintenance cleanings to avoid a reoccurrence, as you will be more susceptible to it in the future.

We may also recommend more frequent dental cleanings for other reasons:

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Loss of dexterity
  • Dietary habits
  • Recent dentistry

If you ever have questions about the necessity of your recommended treatment, talk to us about it. We are happy to explain why our dentists recommend certain treatments over others or how they benefit your long-term oral health.

To arrange for a dental cleaning in Westwood, NJ, contact us!