How often you need to see a Dental Hygienist is going to depend on your personal circumstances. Your Dental Hygienist will let you know in the consult how often you should make appointments. What may affect frequency of appointments is the amount of tooth staining, whether you smoke and depending on what you eat as well as how much water you are drinking.
In a perfect word and considering you had no issues we recommend once every six months. In your consult the Hygienist will check for plaque, tartar and any stain deposits as well as gum health. If staining and plaque are presents you may need to be seen every 3 to 4 months, as well as following a personal hygiene routine discussed with your hygienist.
Consider seeing a dental Hygienist before you schedule a dental whitening, a good clean will help prepare the teeth for treatment. Oral health is important to your overall health. Regular visits to the dental Hygienist can help in preventing larger issues like gingivitis, periodontitis and other gum infections.