Book an affordable teeth cleaning near you with a dentist today on Sesame. No insurance is necessary. Teeth cleanings are part of routine dental examinations and are recommended by The American Dental Association once every six months. During a teeth cleaning, a dental hygienist will remove plaque and tartar build up off hard-to-reach areas that toothbrushes and floss cannot remove. It also is a good opportunity for a dentist to check for early signs of potential tooth or gum issues.