Regular cleanings are crucial to maintaining the health of your teeth and gingiva. Over time, hardened plaque deposits called calculus can build up on your teeth and underneath your gums. If these deposits are not removed, it can lead to inflammation, bad breath, gingivitis, or periodontal disease.

Many patients choose to have their dental exams done at the same time as their dental cleanings, which also allows the dentist to check for decay, screen for oral cancer, and ensure your mouth is staying healthy.