During the inspection, your dentist will examine your gums and teeth for any signs of disease. With this, they can detect tooth decay and other oral health problems. This is important to catch any potential issues early and treat them before they become serious dental problems.
One of the critical things your dentist will look for during this is plaque and tartar on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky layer of bacteria that can lead to cavities if not removed. If this hardens, it becomes tartar, which can cause gum disease if not cleaned off at the gum line.