Most dentist reccomend a cleaning every 6 months for most healhy patients. At your cleaning appointment, the hygienist can remove hardended plaque that has attached to the teeth. The dentist can check to see if you have any cavities or abnormalities. Most people don't realize that systemic diseases that are present in other places in the body often have symptoms that present themselves in the mouth. Dentist are trained to recognize these symptoms and can often assist in catching these symptoms early. Have you missed an appointment? Call today to get back on schedule!