Most dental problems start small and then go through a rapid growth phase. Dental cleanings and thorough exams by Springbank Dental are the best way to prevent small minor problems from getting worse.
Even with proper brushing and flossing it is not possible to remove all of the sticky bacteria ridden plaque that constantly is growing on your teeth. In as little as 24 hours plaque can turn into tartar. Tartar is an even more aggressive bacterium which is the major cause in gingivitis gum disease and tooth decay. Regular cleanings help us to keep tartar off the teeth and from around your gums.