By deep cleaning I assume you mean removal of plaque from the pockets between your teeth/under your gums?. Dentists/Hygienists will remove whatever plaque is there when you have your teeth cleaned, be it supra or subgingival, there really wouldn’t be much benefit to you if they left the stuff under your gum and only cleaned what you can see.
I’m not sure if you are linking the “free” cleaning to the increased plaque on your teeth, I don’t see how that does not benefit you, it means you don’t pay for one of your visits. If you want to go less frequently, improve your oral hygiene, or decide not to follow the Dentists/Hygienist guidance and just accept that your teeth may suffer.
I am assuming by “free” cleaning you mean the cleaning with your PRSI?. It isn’t actually free, the minimum fee the Dentist can charge for this visit is €15, the maximum depends on the difference between what the PRSI contributes and what the dentist normally charges to clean subgingivally. If you are not paying a fee at all for that appointment, the dentist is giving you a discount.
Last edited by Dav010; 14-06-2019 at 01:56.