The removal of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities (dental caries), gingivitis, and periodontal disease. There are several different types of “cleanings” that are recommended by the dentist and hygienist depending on the patient’s oral health. Services may include removal of plaque and tartar, stain removal, fluoride application, sealants (for children), teeth polishing teeth, including fillings and crowns, cleaning and adjustment of dentures and partial dentures.

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