Even if you brush and floss after every meal, a thin film of plague can still accumulate on your teeth and gums. Left untreated, it can cause everything from cavities to gingivitis. That is why it is recommended that you have your teeth examined and cleaned by a qualified dental professional once every six months.

The best way to prevent cavities and gum disease is through effective daily brushing and flossing, as well as regular dental visits that include a periodontal examination and thorough cleaning to remove plaque. If plaque is not removed, it can turn into a hard substance called calculus.

Calculus, or tartar as this substance is often called, is so hard, it can only be removed during a professional cleaning. Daily cleaning will help keep calculus formation to a minimum, but it won’t completely removed it. A professional cleaning, by a dentist or hygienist, at least twice a year is necessary to remove calculus from places your toothbrush and floss may have missed.

Preventative dental care may be the most cost effective and wisest investment you could ever make. If you prevent the development of dental problems or treat them early, you will spend very little time and money on treatment. That is a wise investment. We at The George R. Owino & Associates Dental Centre will help you make that investment by booking you on a six monthly recall program.