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The wrong definition of tooth cleaning


The so-called “dental cleaning” is one of the most ambiguous definitions in dentistry. Being quite complicated because patients try to understand dental terms most simply. It has created a situation where “dental cleaning” means one thing for patients.

For dentists, it includes several different actions. Being very important to clarify each action since it is impossible to eliminate bacteria from our mouths.

Manual, sonic, or ultrasonic root polishing, scaling and root planning, all fit the ‘dental cleaning’, but they are all different.

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