Daily brushing and flossing can help you protect your oral health, but part of maintaining good oral hygiene is scheduling routine checkups. Our dental hygienists will assess your periodontal health and advise you on how often you should be coming in for your professional dental cleanings. Usually, we recommend somewhere between 3 to 6 months depending on the health of your gums. Our skilled and gentle dental hygienist will clean, polish, and examine your teeth, gums, and mouth at each visit. X-rays are an annual part of your thorough examination with Dr. Sands. Our hygienist will discuss any concerns and show you how to brush and floss more effectively so that you can do your part at home.