A regular visit to the dentist is important. During the exam, the dentist checks for signs of tooth decay and oral cancer, examining your tongue, your glands and the inside of your mouth. The dentist checks your bite and looks for problems, such as teeth grinding and disorders with the jaw joint. Your dentist or dental hygienist will clean your teeth to remove the plaque left after you brush and floss. Without regular professional cleaning, this plaque can build up and harm your teeth and gums. Having regular check-ups is vital in caring for your precious smile. In our office, Ann McConvey and Dr. Archer fully demonstrate how a smile is ageless and that truly, one is never fully dressed without a smile.