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What kind of teeth cleaning to they usually do at the dentist's office?

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Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

The type of dental cleaning will vary depending on how long it has been since you had it done, the condition of your gums and teeth, and your medical condition.
The presence of periodontal disease will complicate treatment. See your dentist for evaluation first.

In brief: Varies

The type of dental cleaning will vary depending on how long it has been since you had it done, the condition of your gums and teeth, and your medical condition.
The presence of periodontal disease will complicate treatment. See your dentist for evaluation first.
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
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Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

A teeth cleaning is a generic term. Their are a range if procedures and cleanings that range from simple hour long procedures to complex 4 hour multiple appointment cleanings.
It's based on the condition of the individual.

In brief: Multiple

A teeth cleaning is a generic term. Their are a range if procedures and cleanings that range from simple hour long procedures to complex 4 hour multiple appointment cleanings.
It's based on the condition of the individual.
Dr. Kenneth Comer
Dr. Kenneth Comer
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dental cleaning

Usually, they clean your teeth by the way of deep cleaning, using a sonic water pick (at least, that's what i get), flossing, polishing and Fluoride varnish application.

In brief: Dental cleaning

Usually, they clean your teeth by the way of deep cleaning, using a sonic water pick (at least, that's what i get), flossing, polishing and Fluoride varnish application.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Professional.

This depends on the patient, the health of your gums, general health, home hygiene and many other factors.
The time required and cost also vary greatly for the same reasons. Your dentist or hygienist should be able to tell you what kind of cleaning you need and how often you should be seen as this varies between patients.

In brief: Professional.

This depends on the patient, the health of your gums, general health, home hygiene and many other factors.
The time required and cost also vary greatly for the same reasons. Your dentist or hygienist should be able to tell you what kind of cleaning you need and how often you should be seen as this varies between patients.
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Depends

Depends on the state of your teeth.
See dentist for all options.

In brief: Depends

Depends on the state of your teeth.
See dentist for all options.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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