Advanced Dental Care of Ocala
1500 SE 17th Street, Building 400, Ocala, FL 34471

How Often Should You Visit a Dental Hygienist for a Teeth Cleaning?

Dental Hygiene

You’ve probably heard how important it is to get a professional teeth cleaning to reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease, but how often do you really need to schedule a cleaning? If you have good oral hygiene habits and a healthy mouth, your dentist and dental hygienist will probably suggest professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year. Many dental insurance policies will cover two cleanings per year, but few people take full advantage of their benefits. The twice-a-year recommendation isn’t random; there are good reasons behind it.

Plaque Makes a Hasty Return After a Teeth Cleaning


A teeth cleaning removes the bacteria that cause plaque, but it begins to re-colonize in your mouth within 24 to 48 hours. Even if you are practicing great dental care at home, some plaque reformation before six months have passed is inevitable. The longer it stays in place, the more of it will calcify onto your teeth. Once it reaches this stage, you won’t be able to remove it yourself. It will require the special tools and skills of your dental hygienist. If you have a professional teeth cleaning twice a year, you are less likely to experience a heavy plaque and tartar buildup that could seriously affect your oral health.

Early Warning System

Visiting your dentist or dental hygienist can also reveal early signs of problems that are much more serious than plaque. During a cleaning or exam, it’s easy to spot signs of oral cancer, new cavities, receding gums, and even signs of anemia or other medical problems. Since gum disease is linked to cardiovascular disease, catching it as early as possible can even lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. If you haven’t made professional teeth cleaning a priority, it’s not too late. Schedule an appointment today with a dentist in Ocala and get your mouth back on track.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Ocala today at (352) 502-4381 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Ocala, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Ocala.

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Patient Reviews
It was so nice to have Becky back the hygienist that I had when she was off was not a very good asset to your practice.
Bruce M.
From the front desk to the dentist & his team, everyone was very nice.
Amber K.
every on was very professional and cared how i was doing during the procedure the day after i have no pain and it was very nice that dr. delmond […]
Adrian W.
Service was prompt, professional and reasonable.
Jerome C.
Dr. Delmond has a great bedside manner. Made me feel at ease during my procedure.
Tracee R.
Excellent dental services provided by a friendly, caring staff. We're very happy we found Ocala Advanced Dental Care.
Donald M.
I love the staff and my dentist. Everyone is very professional and knowledgeable.
Simone C.
Little or no waiting after appointment time(big plus). I love my technician(s), always the same(big plus). Doctor friendly AND helpful(big plus). […]
Thomas B.
The doctors and staff are extremely kind and helpful. Every question or concern I had was met with a detailed explanation that left me very […]
Gregg M.
I get excellent care there
Karren W.
Lawanda was very attentive to my needs and did a thorough job.
Elaine D.
Always clean, professional, polite, and Always a great job
Luvigj C.
Very friendly staff!
Denise D.
Very pleasant experience. Your staff is always friendly and service efficient and excellent.
Michael S.
Very good service by Luwana. I am extremely satisfied with the final outcome. My teeth have not been cleaned in years, so I knew it would be a tough […]
John S.
awsome
Roland P.
it is always a pleasure being here Lawanda i think that is her name always does a fantastic job.
Marjorie M.
Dr. Delmond and Janelle made me feel at ease with my crown replacement. They helped me to relax and make the experience pain free and upbeat. They […]
Alexandra A.
Everyone was very polite and professional. The atmosphere males you feel very comfortable.
Joseph F.
Dentist hygienist Lawana was on time and efficient, good experience with my cleaning.
Michael Y.
Dr. Delmond and staff are Excellent!! Very nice and they do exceptional work!! Highly recommend them to anyone!!
Lynne M.
Always an excellent experience!!! Great team you guys have there!!!
Tyrone D.
Was happy with service.
Thomas W.
I received courteous service with care and professionalism.
Juan L.
Great office. The dentist is patient and kind.
Samantha D.
Staff was very friendly and eager to answer questions. A visit to the Dentist is never an exciting event; however, the staff put me at ease and made […]
Tammy A.
Dr. Lee is truly a wonderful Doctor. I had a tooth pulled, an implant and bone grafting. The procedure was not painful and Dr. Lee was very caring. […]
Sonja H.
A highly professional service
Jerry L.
Dr. Delmond was awesome!! His staff is so nice and very friendly!! Dr. Delmond helped me with a dental emergency and got me right in!!!! Thank you so […]
Lynne M.
The procedure went well, everyone was attentive to my comfort.
Felicia S.
The only downside to this visit was the delay in being seen. It's my understanding that there were several emergencies that caused the delay. It's […]
Meryl M.
I had a crown fixed and I was very happy with Dr Delmond. The area is a little tender, but not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I also have my […]
Terri M.
Great service! Great people! Good price.
Larry S.
best dental experience ever! not even scared to go back, and I usually am terrified of dentists!
Elizabeth K.
becky is THE BEST
Anonymous
Painless teeth cleaning experience with Lawana.
Fran H.
As always, excellent service. This time I had five cavaties filled, which took a while, but I was so relaxed, that I was napping on and off. Dr. […]
Theodora-teddy L.
My first visit was 2 hours long.my concerns were addressed and everything was explained completely with pictures for my care plan. Dr. Joe was very […]
Patricia M.
Always very well taken care of. Thank you for all the wonderful service that you provide :)
Adam D.
Dr. Delmond is a very caring, efficient dentist. I have always had a positive experience with him as well as his staff.
Sandra R.
upon my arrival my wait time was only about 5 minutes. Cleaning, X-rays and Dr. consultation all done in a timely manner and hygentist (Chris) and […]
Bruce S.
The receptionist greeted me warmly and I didn't have to wait long to see my dental tech. This is a fabulous facility.
Thelma C.
The procedure went very smoothly with no pain at all!
Maxine H.
Love love love Dr. Delmond and his dental assistants. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. I have been to A LOT of dentists and this is by far the […]
Marcie F.
I love Dr. Delmond and all the staff
Kenya M.
Keep up the great service!
James C.
Once again OUTSTANDING work done by Dr Delmod and his assistance!!!!!
Robert F.
My experience with this dental office was the best I've had.because of Dr Delmond I will have my extensive dental office.the staff was amazing. Thank […]
Patricia M.
Excellent service every time. La Wanna is very professional and always encourages me to maintain a healthy smile ;-).
Simone C.
Several Days Ago I Had A Cleaning And The Tech Was Very Rough And Seemed To Be In A Hurry. She Actually Apologized To Me Several Times For Her […]
Laura K.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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