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hygienistPlaque will develop naturally and adheres to the surfaces of the teeth especially at the gum margins. Brushing regularly twice a day will remove the plaque which is soft debris. Flossing will remove plaque between teeth. However lack of this will convert plaque to tartar. This is calcified and harder and can only be removed regularly by a dental surgeon or hygienist. Failure to remove this regularly will increase the accumulation, deteriorating the gums and loss of bone around the teeth.

Your dentist will suggest 3 or 6 or 12 monthly interval for hygiene treatment depending on your own personal circumstances or needs for gum maintenance. We advice patients of this.

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