Professional Dental Cleanings in Boston, MA

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What is A Dental Cleaning?

Even if you brush and floss your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important to have professional cleanings at Downtown Dental Partners – Boston, MA, twice each year. Using advanced tools, a biannual professional cleaning eliminates built-up plaque and tartar and then polishes your teeth for a healthier, brighter smile. Our team is always happy to give you tips on ways to better clean your teeth at home and discover certain areas that need more care. A professional dental cleaning will also give our dentists the opportunity to check for any problem areas in the mouth that might require care, hopefully catching any issues as early as possible. Having a dental cleaning is a vital step in maintaining your dental health so make an appointment for yourself and your family.

Who Should Get Professional Teeth Cleanings?

The American Dental Association suggests people schedule a professional teeth cleaning two times each year. Children should get their first dental exam before they turn one, and after that, our team will help you determine when your child is ready for their next dental visit. A professional cleaning may help you avoid cavities since built-up plaque, the biggest reason for tooth decay, is removed. Teeth cleanings at Downtown Dental Partners – Boston, MA, will also address tartar and stains from the enamel for a brighter smile, fresher breath, improved oral health, and less money in the long run. Make an appointment for teeth cleanings for your whole family at our family-friendly downtown office.

What To Expect From Your Dental Cleaning

Your cleaning will start by addressing the tartar and plaque buildup from your teeth, which is oftentimes a challenge to remove on your own with just daily brushing and flossing. We use special instruments to scale buildup without harming your teeth. First, an ultrasonic device will be used to break up large chunks of plaque and tartar with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Then, handheld instruments, such as a scaler or curette, will be used to remove the remaining pieces. Each tooth needs to be scaled to get all the tartar and plaque. After your teeth have been scaled, your enamel will be carefully polished to remove stains and strengthen the teeth. If requested or needed, a fluoride treatment can be done following your cleaning.

After Your Dental Cleaning

We may suggest cleanings more frequently for either yourself or a family member if we have concerns, such as gum disease. Our team will help you develop a good at-home oral care routine by demonstrating techniques or recommending certain products that can focus on your areas of concern. These can be very beneficial for your teeth, overall health, and wallet so make sure you and your family attend dental cleanings at Downtown Dental Partners – Boston, MA.

Insurance Coverage for Teeth Cleanings

Teeth cleanings are considered a preventive procedure so they are usually covered by insurance. Someone from our office will contact your insurance to determine your specific coverage and then charge for any remaining costs. If you don't have dental insurance, please feel free to ask about the different payments we take and medical financing.

Bright and Healthy Teeth

Keep your teeth bright and healthy with professional cleanings twice per year at Downtown Dental Partners – Boston, MA. Our skilled dental team works with your whole family — adults and children — to boost oral health with professional cleanings to remove built-up tartar and plaque. A vital part of a preventive dental care plan, a dental cleaning may save you and your family from pain and expensive treatments later. Contact our office to schedule appointments for your whole family.

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