Good oral hygiene is not only essential for healthy-looking teeth but also to stay away from many other health issues. Even with regular meticulous brushing and flossing, dental plaque may get accumulated over teeth surfaces and over time may get hardened into tartar. In such cases, bacterial penetration into the gums is possible which causes pocket formation leading to gingivitis and several periodontal diseases. A visit to the dentist twice a year and getting dental cleaning done is a good practice for the entire family. This will ensure dental plaque does not lead to cavities, gingivitis, and/or periodontal diseases. Dental cleaning comprises of three procedures, tooth scaling and polishing, root planning, and debridement. The first procedure is a very common procedure done to almost everyone during their periodical dental visit. Scaling is done with ultrasonic scalers and hand-held curettes to remove superficial and easy-to-scale dental plaque. Root planing is done when the bacterial infection has started giving troubles like inflammation of gums and pain. This procedure is done with/without local anaesthesia and is usually done in more than one session. Debridement is an extensive cleaning procedure to remove hardened tartar/calculus. After dental cleaning, a regular oral care regimen has to be followed. Most persons may feel tooth sensitivity to hot and cold, hence it is advisable to use dentist-recommended toothpaste that will be fluoride-based to reduce the sensitivity. Also, use of mouth rinse and flossing is also advised.