Professional clean: Visiting Dr Brett Stewart every six months for a dental assessment plays a vital role in prevention. A professional clean removes plaque and tartar above and below your gum line that at-home cleaning cannot tackle. We also recontour and smooth any rough or worn old fillings. This will make them easier for you to clean. This prolongs their function and reduces the risk of fracture or failure. Next, a fluoride application will further protect and strengthen teeth.