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Regular visits with Dr. Robert H. Watson at Robert H. Watson Jr. DDS, PA in Charlotte, North Carolina, are an integral part of keeping your teeth and mouth as healthy as possible. While it’s obvious that it’s good to have your teeth thoroughly cleaned by our staff, there is one big reason why you shouldn’t ever skip regular cleanings. Let’s look at that reason today.

Tartar removal

While it’s important to visit the dentist to ensure that you don’t have any cavities and to get a thorough cleaning of your teeth, one of the most important parts of a dental appointment involves the removal of tartar.

Tartar is hardened plaque that builds up along your gum line. Even with a great oral health regimen, it’s still possible to end up with tartar in some of the harder-to-reach areas of your mouth.

Tartar is problematic because it can’t be removed at home. Our team here at Robert H. Watson Jr. DDS, PA has to use techniques called scaling and planing to ensure that the tartar is removed effectively from your teeth without damaging the enamel.

Why remove it?

If tartar isn’t removed, it can lead to gum disease and other problems you don’t want to deal with. Tartar removal is important in making sure your mouth is as healthy as possible

If you have any other questions for us about tartar, call today at 704-523-7221.