According to the Ordre des dentistes du Québec, it is recommended to visit your dentist for a dental examination and routine cleaning every 6 months. However, this frequency can be adjusted to 4, 6, 9 or 12 months depending on your health status (oral and general) and dental hygiene habits.
The dental examination includes the dentist’s assessment of the general state of the mouth: teeth, gums, tongue, palate, etc. in order to detect, if necessary, signs of present or future problems.
Cleaning (also called prophylaxis) is performed by the dental hygienist and includes cleaning, scaling and polishing.