A professional check-up & clean involves full dental examination of the teeth, gums and surrounding oral tissues. It is vital to have regular dental check-ups in order to maintain your dental health. This is because early detection of dental problems can prevent serious and costly complications – such as infection, gum disease, tooth decay and oral cancer. It is recommended that patients should visit the dentist every 6 months for a professional cleaning and examination. Professional cleaning and examination on a regular basis can help to remove plaque and calculus that you cannot reach in your daily brushing and flossing. It also helps to prevent bad breath, as professional cleaning helps to reduce the amount of bad-breath causing bacteria in your mouth.