Why do I need a dental exam and cleaning every six months?

Studies have shown that the best way to keep gums and teeth in optimal health is a regular professional dental exam and cleaning.

If after toothbrushing, a small amount of plaque remains, that plaque overtime turns into tartar(calculus). Once that happens, the tartar has to be removed by the dentist. Every person has different needs, but 4 or 6 months intervals are most commonly used to schedule people for their professional cleaning.