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It is important to visit the dentist at every stage of life. When you go in for a dental appointment, your oral health professional can give you a deeper cleaning to get rid of plaque and tartar. Even if you clean your teeth well at home, plaque and tartar could build up and cause harm.

The dentist also checks for signs of tooth decay and periodontal disease during a checkup as well as look for signs of oral cancer and systemic diseases. If a dentist can catch an oral issue early, it prevents the need for more serious treatments in the future.