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
Everyone including the physician were absolutely amazing and kind…
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Very nice people and effectiant.
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Lawanna made my visit wonderful.
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Willow O.
All staff are friendly and pleasant. I have never been kept waiting more than 10 minutes in approximately 3 years of being a patient there. I just had a different hygienist take care of my teeth this […]
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The doctor and his assistant are very knowledgeable And helpful, I have had bad dental expenses in the past and the staff that art Advanced dental care do everything I can to make me comfortable,,,
Kurt B.
The associates I have dealt with are friendly and I feel they do an excellent job. Just yesterday I recommended this office to a friend.
Deborah B.
Everyone seems really nice, and the hygienist was really friendly.
Angela S.
Luwana is an amazing hygentist.. I used to hate cleanings now it is like a spa treatment. Her style is just what I love.
Tracee R.
I had a cleaning with Lawana and she is great, very professional and caring. My teeth came out very clean and soft. She guides me through the process. And then at the end I got a goody bag Yayyyyy. I […]
Desiree R.
You guys are always very courteous.
Gianni D.
By far one of the nicest and professionally run offices Ive been into in a long time. Even if busy everyone is pleasant and professional. The girls at the front desk patiently answered questions and […]
Michelle D.
Friendly, knowledgeable employees. I have been in Ocala 8 years and 4 different dentist offices, and this is the best by far!!!
Wesley C.
Staff is knowledgeable and friendly
Mark G.
Prompt, professional service with a smile
Dandreinne B.
Very pleasant staff – everyone from receptionist to dentist. They let me know every step of the procedure as to what was going on and about to take place.
Lynn H.
Chris is the best hygienist I have ever seen!
William R.
La Wanna rocks!
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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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Office Hours
  • 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
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  • Phone: (352) 502-4381
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