The most important factor in maintaining dental health is stable healthy gums and the bone around the tooth. Just like the foundation of a home is key to its longevity so the gums are to support of the teeth. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. On your first visit we probe the gums, look at tissue health and tooth stability. A healthy probing depth is 1-3 millimeters. If your gums are healthy a normal recare visit to clean by scaling calculus (tarter) from the teeth and polishing stains will be done, usually in a one hour appointment. A recare return visit usually in 6 months will be agreed on.