Brushing and flossing at home are essential, but to ensure teeth are healthy and thoroughly clean, you should schedule regular check-ups and dental cleanings. Dental cleanings are helpful in the removal of stain, prevention of gum disease, early detection of broken fillings and fractures, and a screening for oral cancer. They so give us an opportunity to compare the state of your oral health to that of previous visits. If you are moving in the wrong direction, immediate intervention can put you back on track.A strong link exists between cardiovascular disease and gum disease. Because getting your teeth cleaned twice a year helps prevent gum disease, it can also reduce your chances of potentially deadly heart attacks and strokes.