Regardless of your oral health condition, you should get your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year. Dental cleanings, exams and other preventive dental care measures keep your teeth bright and healthy and help you avoid painful and costly complications in the future. During this appointment, your teeth will be cleaned, polished and examined for any abnormalities in your teeth and gums. These screenings may include dental X-rays to check for any problems that may be hiding beneath the surface of your teeth or under the gums. Since you can't have healthy teeth without healthy gums and bone support, we treat people with gum disease by doing gentle deep cleanings and periodontal maintenance when they are needed so that you can keep your teeth for a lifetime. We are happy to take the time to explain why this might be needed for some people.