Did you miss that last dental exam or cleaning appointment? Are your nerves getting the better of you? Fear of going to the dentist is widespread. One Harvard survey estimated that up to 24 percent of people worldwide fear going to see a dentist. However, it’s important to overcome those nerves and see a dentist, even if it’s as routine as a dental cleaning. To help you with this, we want to make sure you understand what goes on during a dental cleaning.