Depending on individual circumstances, dental cleanings are recommended between every 3-6 months. Routine visits to the dentist are important in maintaining the overall health of your mouth.
Dental x-rays are generally taken once a year at your cleanings and used to determine any areas of concern, such as decay, infection, or bone loss.
Your dentist will complete an exam during your cleaning, and will discuss any dental treatment you may need, or answer any questions/concerns you may have. Your dental hygienist that is performing the cleaning will review hygiene techniques that will be beneficial for you to implement at home.