Even though you may be diligent in cleaning your teeth twice daily and flossing once a day, plaque and bacteria can still build up in spaces between your teeth and hard to reach places. When you visit your dentist, they will clean your teeth. This is to:
– Remove tartar and plaque that your brushing and flossing hasn’t removed
– Polish teeth so they look brighter and whiter
– Possibly apply a fluoride treatment to keep tooth enamel strong.
“… a simple trip to the dentist can get your teeth sparkly clean and typically takes less than an hour.”
More information here: https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/teeth-cleaning/