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Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning services offered in the greater Bethesda and Gaithersburg, MD area

Teeth cleaning is a fundamental aspect of maintaining optimal oral health. At Smile Design Studio of Bethesda in Gaithersburg and Bethesda, Maryland, the dental team believes that a healthy smile begins with proactive care and regular hygiene practices. If you or someone in your family is due for a teeth cleaning, schedule today by phone or through this website.

Why is teeth cleaning important?

Teeth cleaning is a professional cleaning procedure performed by a dental hygienist to remove plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth. It plays a crucial role in preventing gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues by maintaining the health and cleanliness of your teeth and gums.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?

The team at Smile Design Studio of Bethesda usually recommends you have your teeth professionally cleaned every six months. However, your dentist might recommend more frequent cleanings if you have a history of gum disease or other oral health concerns.

What happens during a teeth cleaning appointment?

A teeth cleaning appointment typically involves several steps. You relax in a dental chair, and a skilled hygienist carefully inspects your mouth.

The dental hygienist uses special instruments to gently remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and along the gumline. They will then polish your teeth to remove surface stains and finish with thorough flossing to ensure all areas are clean.

Is teeth cleaning painful?

Teeth cleaning is generally not painful. You might experience slight discomfort or sensitivity during the process, especially if there's significant tartar buildup or if you have sensitivity in your gums. However, the procedure is designed to be comfortable, and any discomfort is usually minimal and temporary.

What are the benefits of keeping up with regular teeth cleanings?

Regular teeth cleaning appointments are one of the most effective ways to prevent gum disease. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to gum inflammation and infection, which are early stages of gum disease. By removing these deposits, teeth cleaning helps maintain healthy gums.

In addition to preventing gum disease and cavities, teeth cleaning can improve your breath by removing bacteria contributing to bad breath. It can also enhance the appearance of your smile by removing surface stains, leaving your teeth looking brighter and cleaner.

Can I replace professional teeth cleaning with at-home care?

Diligent at-home oral hygiene practices are essential, but they can't replace the thoroughness of professional teeth cleaning. Even with regular brushing and flossing, plaque accumulates in areas that are difficult to reach, and tartar can form over time. Professional teeth cleaning ensures a comprehensive cleaning of your teeth and gums.

Call Smile Design Studio of Bethesda to schedule your teeth cleaning. You can also use this website for booking.