It only takes 24 hours for plaque that is not removed from your teeth to turn into calculus (tartar) if it hasn’t been removed. It is important to keep your home clean on a daily basis to prevent plaque and tartar buildup, but you will always need to pay special attention to those hard-to-reach areas.
As soon as your periodontal treatment is complete, your dentist and dental hygienist will recommend regular maintenance cleanings (periodontal cleanings), usually four times per year. During these cleaning appointments, we will conduct a careful examination of the pocket depths in order to make sure that they are healthy. Above and below the gum line, plaque and calculus that is difficult for you to remove on a daily basis will be removed in order to make your oral health better.