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Gentle Hands Dental Care
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

How often do I need dental exams and cleanings?

The American Dental Association states that we all should have at least two dental exams and cleanings per year spaced six months apart. This is the general guideline for those with healthy teeth and gums; if you have gum disease or a history of dental problems, Dr. Van Natta will likely recommend more frequent visits.

If your teeth and gums are healthy, your six-month dental examinations give us an opportunity to check in with you to ensure that your healthy smile stays that way. Teeth cleanings with Dr. Van Natta at our Hamilton dental office remove every trace of plaque and tartar from your teeth and leave you with a fresh, clean smile. Even if you aren’t experiencing any problems now, these routine appointments allow us to look for any signs of decay or infection that might be developing without your knowledge.

Some of our patients have ongoing dental problems or a history of gum disease in the past that requires more frequent teeth cleanings and exams to monitor. Seeing you at shorter intervals allows our Hamilton, NJ dentist to stay on top of these problems before they take over your oral health and lead to costly and involved treatment to correct.

If you’re not sure at which end of the spectrum your oral health falls, call Gentle Hands Dental Care to schedule an appointment. Dr. Van Natta will perform a thorough dental exam and cleaning, and based on her findings, she’ll recommend a schedule that suits your needs.

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