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Why do I need my teeth cleaned?

Our teeth are covered with a stick film of bacteria called plaque. Brushing and flossing after meals and snacks help to remove most of the plaque, but a minor amount is left behind. Plaque that is not removed hardens into calculus (tartar) that cannot be removed with brushing or flossing. When calculus collects along the gum line and in between our teeth it cases the tissue to become irritated and inflamed. Getting your teeth cleaned regularly helps minimize the plaque from forming into hard calculus. Everyone is made up differently. Therefore the recall for cleanings can vary depending on the amount of calculus one forms. We have recalls every 3 months, 4 months or 6 months.

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