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Dental Cleanings

Dental Cleaning Treatment

Dental cleanings are an important component to life-long dental care to prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay. Professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist involves the removal of dental plaque and tartar from the teeth with the intention of preventing cavities, gingivitis and other forms of periodontal disease. Also called (prophylaxis), dental cleaning includes tooth scaling, tooth polishing and debridement if plaque and tartar have accumulated. This requires the use of specialized instruments to loosen and remove deposits and debris from the teeth.