Oral health depends on two factors: your willingness to brush and floss regularly and your commitment to seeing your dentist every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning. You may wonder why you need to visit the dental professional so often if you are taking great care of your teeth and gums on your own, but even the most diligent patients can miss hard-to-reach areas of the mouth and leave themselves vulnerable to tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Your six-month oral exam will ensure that your dentist spots any problems early in their development, but professional teeth cleaning may prevent those oral health issues, the most devastating of which is periodontal disease, all together.
Professional Dental Cleaning involves the cleaning of teeth using hand scalers and specialized ultrasonic device. These devices will remove tartar deposits from roots of teeth below the gum surface which otherwise can not be removed just with Brushing and flossing. So your Professional cleaning visits are very important in maintaining good health of your teeth and gums.