Even people with the best home hygiene still need a professional dental cleaning every 6 months. Why? Hard Tartar builds up on teeth no matter how much you brush and floss.
If this hard tartar is not cleaned off, over time you can develop periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease is a silent condition that slowly destroys the bone in your mouth that holds your teeth in place. If left untreated, it results in tooth loss.
It has been said the the mouth is the window to the health of the entire body. Research backs this up! Periodontal disease is linked to heart disease, diabetes, and general poor health.