A member 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?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Theodore Davantzis answered

Specializes in Dentistry

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.

Answered 2/5/2021

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Dr. Neil McLeod answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

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!

Answered 2/2/2021

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