It is important to have your teeth professionally cleaned by a dentist, as daily brushing cannot remove all hard deposits on your teeth. Even brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day will not remove plaque. It is hard to reach areas such as between your teeth and gums. As a result, cavities and gum disease may occur. The main reason for tooth loss over the age of 40 is due to gum disease. Preventive measures are best by booking a dental cleaning at least twice a year to ensure a healthy smile!