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It’s easy to forget to schedule your appointments at Taylor Family Dentistry in Mason, Ohio, every six months. However, if you forget more than one or two cleanings in a row, you’ll start to put your oral health at serious risk.

With that in mind, let’s look at why Dr. Jennifer E. Taylor wants to see you and your teeth every six months.

Tartar removal

While it’s important to visit the dentist to ensure that you don’t have any cavities and to get a thorough cleaning of your teeth, one of the most important parts of a dental appointment involves the removal of tartar.

Tartar is hardened plaque that builds up along your gum line. Even with a great oral health regimen, it’s still possible to end up with tartar in some of the harder-to-reach areas of your mouth.

Tartar is problematic because it can’t be removed at home. Our team here at Taylor Family Dentistry has to use techniques called scaling and planing to ensure that the tartar is removed effectively from your teeth without damaging the enamel.

Why remove it?

If tartar isn’t removed, it can lead to gum disease and other problems you don’t want to deal with. Tartar removal is important in making sure your mouth is as healthy as possible.

At the end of the day you can’t afford to skip cleanings. They’re important to your oral and systemic health. If you’re behind on cleanings, or you need to schedule your next one, call us today at 513.229.7801 to make the appointment!