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Teeth cleaning at the dentist can remove plaque that regular brushing and flossing can’t. From

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?

Do you really need a dental clean every six months? Most healthy people will probably be OK if they go anually. But some people are at higher risk of cavities or gum disease, and should go more often.
Gum disease progresses slowly over a period of 20 to 30 years before the teeth are lost. from

Periodontitis: why we need a vaccine for gum disease

Chronic gum disease is the biggest cause of tooth loss in people over 30 years old, and affects 10 to 15% of the population on average.

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