No matter how diligently you follow your daily dental care routine at home, dental check-ups and cleaning treatment done by a dental professional or a dentist is of prima facie importance as far as maintaining your oral health is concerned. It is your dentist who'll be able to watch out for early signs of decay or gum disease or other dental problems and take appropriate preventive action to help you in retaining your teeth and maintaining a good oral health in the long run. With the help of regular dental check-up, you can professionally get rid of those bacterial plaque and tartars that build up in your teeth in places that are difficult to notice, leave aside the cleaning and flossing. Additionally, a routine check-up with your dentist can help him/her to spot clues as to whether a particular oral problem is actually the symptom of any other disease in the body and accordingly suggest you to see a specialist. A typical dental check-up and cleaning session with your dentist typically involves, but not limited to, cleaning and polishing your teeth using a hand scaler or ultrasonic dental instrument to remove the tartar from your teeth, educate you on dental hygiene and show you how to brush and floss your teeth more effectively, examine your teeth and look for signs of cavity or gum disease, take dental x-rays to understand the health of your teeth and gums and based on the result advise you on the next steps of action, thus ensuring a healthy dental life.