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How Often Should You Get Your Teeth Cleaned?, Marietta

How Often Should You Get Your Teeth Cleaned?

Cleaning and Checkup Marietta GA

Getting your teeth professionally cleaned in Marietta is important for removing plaque and tartar buildup that your toothbrush leaves behind. The average person should go to the dentist every six months for a cleaning, but some people may need to go more often.

Who Should Get Their Teeth Cleaned More Often?

Increase your tooth-cleaning frequency if you fall into any of the following categories:

You Have Braces
Having all of the components of braces in your mouth (like brackets and wires) cause your teeth to collect plaque more frequently.  In addition, it’s hard to get your teeth clean when they’re covered by these appliances. To keep your teeth clean and decrease your chances of developing tooth decay while in braces, we may recommend that you get your teeth professionally cleaned as often as every three months.

Poor Oral Hygiene
Whether you don’t brush your teeth like you should, or can’t due to a disability or other reason, you should consider going to the dentist more often for cleanings.  We can evaluate your condition and help you determine the appropriate frequency of your cleanings and steps to try at home to boost your oral health.

Crooked/Crowded Teeth
Mouths that have crooked and crowded teeth tend to collect more plaque, which is difficult to remove because of all the slants and tight spaces between them.  To eliminate your chances of developing tooth decay and gum infections we may recommend that you have your teeth cleaned every three to four months.

Professional Teeth Cleanings in Marietta

The staff of Dental Care Center at Kennestone in Marietta, Georgia are happy to provide you with high-quality dental cleanings at whatever intervals are best for you.  Visit us today to get your customized dental plan!

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Our Client Reviews

Dental Care Center at Kennestone

4.8 / 5.0

Based on 247 reviews

  • I absolutely love this dental experience. I used to dread having to make dental trips but since finding this office 4 years ago that took the dread away. From making the appointment, to visiting with the office staff. It's great. The Hygienist is very friendly. But that Dr. O,
    she is a ray of sunshine. Perfect bedside manner, concerning, caring, helpful, and so very positive. I do not have dental insurance and could go somewhere else that may be a tad cheaper but I wouldn't trade this dental office for the world. They feel more like family. Give them a try you won't regret it!

    Angie W.
  • I am very happy I came to this dental office! I tend to avoid going to the dentist because of past experiences, but my visit today was 10/10!! The dental hygienist, Kelly, and Dr. Buffington were so nice and thorough. I highly recommend! So happy I found a good and nice dental office finally!! :)

  • Always a great experience when I come in for cleanings or any work that has to be done. Special thanks to my hygienist Kelli for a good cleaning today and making me feel comfortable. Dr. Buffington is also terrific and very attentive. The entire staff will make you feel welcome and comfortable.

    Mark P.
  • I have been a patient here for many years. I’ve always had positive experiences. I especially like the Dental Hygenist “Callie”. She is just the best, always smiling and cheerful, just what you need at the Dentist. She is very experienced and I’ve learned a lot from her. All the Staff is very nice and polite and Dr Buffington is great also. I’ve had a lot of dental work done by her and never had a problem. She is very gentle and painless too!

    Nancy M.
  • The dentist, Dr. Buffington, hygienist, and staff were professional and efficient. Dr. Buffington provided an excellent explanation to my question so that I understood the situation. High recommend this dental practice.

    Don S.
  • Dr. Buffington has to be the kindest, most patient dentist in the world. The staff is amazingly attentive, non-judgemental and offers a very comforting experience. I appreciate how patient they are with me, a 44-year old that still cries and would rather give birth (without medication) than have dental work. I hope you catch my drift😉

    Adriennes B.
  • I really like Dr. Buffington. She gave me a plan that gives me hope about a TMJ issue. Everyone on the staff was professional and seemed genuinely caring. I would highly recommend the office.

    It’s a warm and welcoming atmosphere, and they don’t try to sell you on things you don’t need.

    Donna D.
  • I highly recommend this dental practice. They took prompt and amazing care of me to address a TMJ episode. Dr. Buffington and all employees I encountered were professional, friendly, caring and knowledgeable. They set me on the path of recovery and have earned my respect and business going forward. How refreshing to engage with a business that truly understands customer service.

    Ronni P.