Tooth and gum disease can almost always be traced back to the deposition of bacteria that accumulate in the spaces between the teeth and form tartar (or plaque). Daily oral hygiene at home (brushing teeth) alone is not sufficient to remove these bacterial deposits because the toothbrush cannot reach the hard-to-reach niches. That is why regular professional teeth cleaning by your dentist is the best preventive measure to have healthy teeth and gums and to avoid cavities and periodontal diseases.
It is important to know that a professional dental cleaning is NOT a traditional tartar removal procedure. PZR, if performed professionally at the dentist, lasts approximately one hour.