Did you know that tartar can develop in as little as 24 hours? All it takes is for plaque to remain on your teeth for that much time. Brushing and flossing daily at home can keep plaque in check and prevent the formation of tartar, also known as calculus, but there are areas of your mouth that will always be hard to clean without the help of a dentist.
Dr. Whisenant encourages patients diagnosed with periodontitis at Gatlin Creek Dentistry in Dripping Springs, TX to get regular maintenance cleanings, known as periodontal cleanings, an average of four times a year. At these periodontal treatment appointments, the health of your mouth’s pocket depths will be carefully inspected by your dentist and dental hygienist. Hard-to-clean plaque and calculus will be removed from above and below the gum line.