Routine Regular clean- 6 monthly Regular cleans occur around 6 months to remove build up along the gum line and on the surface of the tooth. Healthy gums should be pink in color and not bleed or be overly sensitive, and there should be minimal tartar build up. Hygiene Treatment A routine dental clean is different from a deep clean. A deep clean involves cleaning above the gum line. Treating your gums is as important as treating the tooth itself. Gums are like soil to a plant, the healthier the soil, the healthier the plant. That’s why it is absolutely necessary for regular hygiene appointments to check if your gums need some extra care.