Having your teeth cleaned provides more than just calculus and plaque removal. Having this procedure done on a regular basis lowers bacteria in your mouth and prevents dental caries. You provide your mouth with a clean and healthy environment for the teeth and gums with regular cleaning. Bad breath, ailment heart disease, try and tooth loss can be linked to periodontal disease so be sure to have your teeth cleaned often. While brushing your teeth everyday can help, you need the professional tools found in the dentist office for an adequate cleaning.