Daily brushing and flossing are vital to ensure optimum oral health however it is just as important to visit your dentist at least twice per year for a check up to assess issues such as cavities, tartar buildup, gum diseases and overall oral health.
Tartar, for example, can only be removed by your dentist. The process of tartar removal is known as scaling.
Tartar, also known as calculus, can lead to cavities, tooth decay, gum disease and teeth discoloration.
It is strongly recommended that patients visit their dentist at least twice per year to address oral issues such as tartar buildup.
Note that some patients may need to visit their dentist more regularly depending on the circumstances of their oral health.