What Is a Professional Teeth Cleaning?

Regular cleanings at the dentist’s office can help prevent gingivitis, tooth decay, and loss of enamel from teeth. Some cleanings may be simple, while others can be deeper depending on the amount of plaque build-up over your teeth.

Ultrasonic Cleaning

While your teeth are being cleaned, your hygienist will likely use an instrument called an ultrasonic scaler to assist in the process. This removes plaque, tartar, and even stains that can’t be treated with just brushing and flossing. The scaler uses water to make the experience a bit more comfortable and involve less direct scraping.



How much does a teeth cleaning cost?
How much a teeth cleaning costs depends on your particular dental situation and the extent of the plaque and tartar that needs to be removed. At Sandwich Dental Associates, we offer a variety of financing options so that you can afford and plan for the type of cleaning that best serves your needs.
Does a professional cleaning whiten teeth?
A professional teeth cleaning will remove stains and your teeth will appear whiter; however, if you are looking for a dramatic change, at Sandwich Dental Associates we offer teeth-whitening services that can give you a dramatically whiter smile quickly and affordably.
What at-home teeth-cleaning products are the best?
Dr. Glavin recommend looking for dental products with the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. Pick toothpaste with fluoride in it to fight cavities. Your rinse should also have fluoride and bacteria-fighting properties.

Routine cleanings are key to your continued oral health. Call 508.888.4400 to learn more or to set up an appointment.