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How is professional dental cleaning done to treat gum disease?

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Dental cleanings are not a treatment for active gum disease. They are, though, an important preventive measure that can help you stave off its development. During a typical checkup your dentist or dental hygienist will remove the plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line of all teeth. If you have some signs of gum disease, your dentist may recommend professional dental cleaning more than twice-a-year.

From: Treatments for Gum Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on May 24, 2016

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on May 24, 2016

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