Regular teeth cleaning and whitening is an important part of keeping your mouth healthy and fresh. Even though you brush and floss plaque and calculus build up and moves further down the tooth. This build up if not removed by your hygienist can lead to gum disease. Gum disease is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Also studies have shown there is a connection between oral and overall health. Therefore regular dental cleanings may help lower your risk of some diseases such as heart disease and stroke. A professional dental cleaning also removes stains on your teeth from coffee, tea, wine and tobacco. Your regular cleanings will help prevent bad breath and give you a whiter, brighter and healthier smile.