Dental Cleanings

Good oral hygiene is extremely important for a patient’s health, and we recommend that our patients schedule regular dental cleanings every 6 months (or more frequently depending on the patient). Our dental cleanings include tartar removal, plaque removal, teeth polishing, and home care instructions. Dr. Safer provides a friendly staff, a comfortable environment, and exceptional professional care.

What are Dental Cleanings?

Tartar and plaque builds up on teeth over time. If plaque and tartar are allowed to accumulate on teeth for an extended period, it can allow for bacteria to grow next to the gums, causing damage to your oral health. A dental cleaning is the process of removing this harmful build up. The purpose of this is to leave the teeth’s surfaces smooth and clean in order to stop bacteria from developing. It is easier to maintain the health of your teeth and gums with home oral health care after getting a professional dental cleaning done.

Dental cleanings help to prevent gum disease and leave your teeth feeling clean and smooth.

How is a Dental Cleaning Performed?

A dentist or a dental hygienist performs a dental cleaning by using several instruments that remove the tartar and plaque deposits on the teeth. In some cases, an ultrasonic instrument uses vibrations to loosen larger pieces of tartar from the teeth. Water is used throughout the procedure to wash away any debris. After removal of the larger pieces, a set of finer hand tools are used to remove any remaining deposits on the teeth. Then, once the surfaces of the teeth have been smoothed, a polishing tool is used.

Make an Appointment!

Keeping your smile healthy and maintain your overall health is easier by scheduling regular professional dental cleanings. If you’re looking to schedule a professional dental cleaning, you can make an appointment today at our Taunton, MA dental office. If you have any oral health questions, please contact us.