Why Six Month Cleanings at the Dentist?

So how did dentists (and insurance companies) come up with the idea for recommending cleanings every six months?

It all goes back to a toothpaste called Ipana from the 1950’s. Maybe you can’t remember back that far or were not yet born? Check out this clip from the movie Grease!

The truth is – the majority of people are not well served with cleanings every six months. Most need a cleaning every 3-4 months to truly stay ahead of the destruction caused by bacteria. Remember this – Healthy Tissue Doesn’t Bleed.

Our recommendation at Incredible Smiles is to get your tissue measurements checked on a regular basis. When your numbers are higher than 3 – take notice! Brush, floss and waterpik – in that order!

Need to schedule your hygiene appointment? Give us a call!

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