A regular dental check-up is important because they help keep your teeth and gums healthy. You should have a regular dental visit at least every 6 months as recommended by the Dentist. A regular check-up will identify existing dental issues and diseases on the early stage, so we can prevent the bigger problems down the line.
At the dental check up your dental professional will check for cavities. Next, your gums will be checked. This will be done with a special tool to measure the depth of the spaces between your teeth and gums. With healthy gums, the spaces are shallow. Your teeth will also be cleaned at your visit. Brushing and flossing help clean the plaque from your teeth, but you can’t remove tartar at home. During the cleaning, your dental professional will use special tools to remove tartar. This is called scaling.