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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Aixa C.
Thank you so much Advanced Dental for my recent visit. Thank you to the 17th street team for taking the time to understand and explain insurance details. It amazes me how much we pay for insurance […]
Jenny M.
Everyone I met from the minute I walked in the door was very pleasant, sweet, helpful, and made me feel extremely welcome.
Kristin O.
I’ve always received great service and have always been called back 5 to 10 minutes upon arrival employees are very nice and helpful and Friendly.
Pandora J.
By far my family best dental experience….. The staff is like no other…. helpful… patient… understanding…. they explain everything in great detail
Nisha C.
The Care has been great, prompt, and informative
Amber W.
Listened to what I said and took the time to explain my options.
Roberta K.
ADC has been taking care of my parents for years. Now my sons and I have also joined their list of happy clientele. I can’t say enough about our Hygienist, Cristina Ballenger, or the assistant we […]
BJJ G.
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.
Great office. Chris is a great hygenist. She gave me some good hints on how to use different products.
Barbara M.
Best experience I have ever had getting my teeth clean.
Judy T.
So personal, seems to genuinely care! Feel comfortable wth trust.
Wesley C.
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.
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.
It always feels friendly and inviting when I visit your office.
Michael S.
Very nice people and effectiant.
Barry W.
The experience in your office with entire staff was professional and qauint. Everyone was very helpful
Dawn L.
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 […]
Elizabeth C.
Everybody made you feel very comfortable and everybody was very professional
Christine W.
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.
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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
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (352) 502-4381
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