Dental Cleanings

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A dental cleaning is a preventative procedure performed by a dental hygienist.  Even if a person brushes and flosses daily, there is usually build up of plaque and bacteria that happens in certain "hard to reach" spots.  When that build up calcifies, calculus is formed, which could no longer be removed by a toothbrush alone and requires removal using specialized dental tools. It's recommended that everyone gets a professional dental cleaning every 6 months and every 3 months if you have periodontal disease.