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Summer is one of the best times to come in for a dental cleaning and exam to boost your oral health and your smile confidence. At Gainesville Dental Associates, the dental practice of Dr. Manveen Atwal, DDS, our team in Gainesville, Florida, are pleased to get your smile ready for summer!

Not only do these visits help prevent gum disease, tooth decay and bad breath, but they can help lower the risk for certain diseases such as heart disease and stroke. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) reports that patients who have routine six-month dental cleanings and exams benefit from improved oral health.

Why is six months the recommended time period for dental checkups? Well, during a six-month period, tartar build up will require a professional dental cleaning to remove it. The six-month dental cleaning schedule was created for the “average” person in mind, which looks something like this:

— Those who are middle-aged

— Those who don’t eat a lot of processed sweets

— Those who brush their teeth at least twice each day

— Those who don’t smoke

Some people, however, may need to go more often, depending on the state of their oral health. In fact, if you have any of the following, you may be more susceptible to damage from oral bacteria and should come in more often:

 — Your diet is high in sugary foods and drinks

— You are older

— You have dry mouth

— You have periodontal disease

Maintaining your recommended routine dental visits is the perfect complement to daily at-home oral care for your healthy smile. So if you are ready for your summer cleaning and exam, we invite you to give us a call at 352-231-8451 and bring confidence to your smile this summer!