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A 61-year-old male asked:

Is seeing a dentist for tartar cleaning gum scaling cleaning more than every 3 months too much, even if i will pay out of pocket.. insurance only pays for once every 3 to 4 months?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Dental Cleanings: Not particularly harmful, but may be prevented by meticulous home care including flossing. Your diet and smoking can also contribute to excessive buildup. Discuss with your dentist.
Dr. Neil McLeod
Prosthodontics 49 years experience
Take good advice: Get your teeth cleaned when your dentist tells you to. Do not let your insurance coverage be your guide. Preservation of tooth equals preservation of youth - so do everything possible to keep your teeth healthy!

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