When plaque remains on the tooth surface for a longer period of time, it can harden and calcify. This is called tartar. The bacteria in dental plaque can cause gum disease. This is called gingivitis and is completely reversible. If this is not removed, it could affect the jawbone. If this process is far advanced, teeth and molars can become loose. This is called periodontitis and is irreversible. During the appointment, our dental hygienists give a good explanation about the situation of your gums. The dental hygienists give you good instructions and information for the preservation of your teeth. In addition, the dental hygienists remove the tartar and deposits. An appointment can also be made with the dental hygienist for children. The children and the parents receive instruction and information about proper cleaning.