Teeth cleaning is part of oral hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontal disease. People routinely clean their own teeth by brushing and interdental cleaning, and dental hygienists can remove hardened deposits (tartar) not removed by routine cleaning. Those with dentures and natural teeth may supplement their cleaning with a denture cleaner.
Deep Cleaning can be also known as scaling or root planing therapy. This procedure is indicated when a patient presents symptoms of gingivitis, deep pocket depths, neglected hygiene or sub and supragingival bacterial deposits. Multiple appointments are usually needed accompanied with the use of local anesthetic for comfort.