Regular dental check-ups and cleaning appointments are very important. Having your check ups and cleanings at regular intervals allows your dentist and hygienist to keep an accurate record of your oral health and reduces the chances of oral problems becoming much larger procedures.
During your cleaning appointments, plaque and tarter are removed from the surfaces of your teeth and below the gum line. This is essential to good oral health as tartar and plaque build-ups are the main causes of bacterial growth leading to gum disease (gingivitis and periodontal disease) and bone loss.
Bacteria and toxins are the main cause of bone loss and can eventually cause tooth loss if not treated properly. The lack of regular checkups can also allow tooth decay to grow. If left untreated, decay can reach the nerve quickly and lead to root canals or extractions.