Why do I need to see my dentist every 6 months?
It only takes 24 hours for plaque to start building on your teeth, therefore as soon as you leave the dentist after your cleaning plaque is already building up. With strict home care including brushing twice a day and flossing once a day you can keep most of the plaque under control, but unfortunately this usually doesn't usually remove all the plaque and calculus that has been building up for the last few months. Seeing the dentist and hygienist every 6 months insures you have a clean slate to start from at least twice a year. They will remove all plaque and calculus and leave you feeling shiny smooth.