It only takes twenty four hours for plaque that is not removed from your teeth to turn into calculus (tartar). Daily home cleaning helps control plaque and tartar formation, but those hard to reach areas will always need special attention.
Your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend that you have regular maintenance cleanings (periodontal cleanings) usually 3-4 times per year. In the meantime, though we recommend brushing after each meal and daily flossing. Based on your appointment, we may or many not recommend certain rinses to use prescriptive oral care products.