A professional dental cleaning is a cleaning treatment performed to thoroughly clean the teeth and gums. It is an important dental treatment for stopping the progression of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Professional dental cleaning is an effective procedure in keeping the oral cavity in proper health and halting the progression of gum disease. The benefits include: Professional dental cleaning can be performed at our office. We recommend that prophylaxis be performed twice annually as a preventative measure, but should be completed every 3-4 months for periodontitis sufferers.