Regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums.  Plaque and tartar can build up in a very short period of time and both of these carry large loads of bacteria that can cause oral health issues as well as systemic issues.  It is important to have a dental professional remove plaque tartar on a regular basis and for the dentist to evaluate the entire mouth for potential problems including signs of oral cancer.  Regular dental lists are essential to overall health!! Stay healthy and see your dentist and hygienist regularly.