There are many reasons why you should get your teeth cleaned by a dentist at least three times a year. A whitish film builds up on teeth known as plaque. Plaque is the leading cause of tooth decay. This substance which is acidic in nature, eats away at the tooth enamel and if you leave this unattended, you will see cavities soon. Plaque can be effectively removed with regular and proper brushing, flossing and dental cleanings. When you have built-up plaque, gum disease becomes your next concern. Gum disease leads tooth loss and it is a major problem in adults. When gum disease progresses, plaque is able to move further down the tooth where the supporting bone in the jaw can be compromised and cause teeth to fall out. If you have good oral habits and go in for regular dental cleanings, you can greatly reduce this risk. Regular drinking of coffee, tea, wine and the usage of tobacco can stain teeth. When you go in for regular dental cleanings, these built-up stains can be removed and you will get back your bright smile. Although brushing your teeth regularly is a good thing to keep bad breath away, dental cleaning can completely remove the plaque build-up and this can give you fresher breath for a longer time. You will save a lot of money in replacing teeth and expensive treatments for your teeth if you get your teeth cleaned by a dentist regularly. Make your appointment with your dentists today – start saving and look forward to healthy teeth and gums.