Why do I need to have regular dental cleanings?
Brushing and flossing every day is very important. Unfortunately, it's impossible to completely remove all the plaque from your teeth with a toothbrush and dental floss. If this plaque is allowed to remain, it hardens into tartar, which sets up an environment where cavities and even gum disease can develop.
Dental cleanings performed by a professional dental hygienist remove the plaque and tartar that brushing and flossing miss to give you a completely fresh start for continued good oral health.