Preventive Dentistry, part of our Long Beach General Dentistry practice, involves regular teeth cleaning, x-rays, and check-ups. Teeth cleaning services remove dental plaque, debris, and inflamed tissues from around the teeth and gums. Periodic professional teeth cleaning helps prevent cavities, bad mouth odor, and gum disease. After the cleaning, the teeth are polished. We recommend having your teeth cleaned every 3 to 6 months, and between appointments, regular flossing and rushing at home twice a day.