Dr. Park Firebaugh
Dentistry
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In brief: Probably

If you haven't been told that you have gum disease before and haven't had deep cleanings before, then yes, regular cleanings involving scaling and polishing can help you avoid gum disease.
Deep cleanings are generally done when there are signs of active gum disease. While regular cleanings are helpful, your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing has a greater impact.

In brief: Probably

If you haven't been told that you have gum disease before and haven't had deep cleanings before, then yes, regular cleanings involving scaling and polishing can help you avoid gum disease.
Deep cleanings are generally done when there are signs of active gum disease. While regular cleanings are helpful, your daily oral hygiene routine of brushing and flossing has a greater impact.
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In brief: Yes

It is usually possible to avoid deep cleanings if you are maintaining good oral hygiene at home and getting regular cleanings as recommended by your dentist.

In brief: Yes

It is usually possible to avoid deep cleanings if you are maintaining good oral hygiene at home and getting regular cleanings as recommended by your dentist.
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