Do you brush and floss?
If so, then you are feeling good about your mouth and gums. Your teeth have no plaque and tartar and you won’t need to visit us regularly, right?
No, that won’t work!
Many patients are not aware that periodontal maintenance and recare visits are the only sure way to keep gum disease from starting or returning. Periodontal maintenance is regularly performed at certain intervals after procedures such as scaling and root planing.
Periodontal maintenance includes the removal of plaque and tartar, scaling and tooth planing and polishing. Typically you will come and see us more frequently throughout the year to stay healthy.