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What does “deep cleaning” mean for my teeth?

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American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
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When you go for a regular cleaning, your teeth are scaled and polished above the gum line. Many adults don’t remove all of the plaque below their gum line on their own. They require a deep cleaning or “under the gum” scaling to remove this plaque and tartar. Local anesthesia is frequently given at the dentist to complete this procedure painlessly.

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