Teeth cleaning is part of oral hygiene and involves the removal
of dental plaque from teeth with the intention of preventing cavities
(dental caries),gingivitis, and periodontal disease. People routinely
clean their own teeth by brushing and inter-dental cleaning, and
dental hygienists can remove hardened deposits (tartar) not removed
by routine cleaning. Those with dentures and natural teeth may
supplement their cleaning with a denture cleaner.