Daily brushing is vital. If plaque is not removed from the teeth after twenty-four hours, it turns to calculus (tartar). Flossing and general maintenance will help keep it under control, but it is essential to see your dentist for those hard-to-reach places.
Regular cleanings are recommended four times a year after treatment for periodontal disease. This includes measuring pocket depths to make sure they are decreasing. Your dentist or hygienist will remove plaque and tartar that builds up under the gum line; ensuring your teeth and gums stay healthy.
Periodontal disease is a serious condition, but with regular periodontal maintenance and good oral hygiene, it can be kept under control.