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Teeth Cleaning Atlanta, GA

Professional Dental Cleaning & Preventative Care

Dental cleanings are incredibly beneficial for patients because they provide a way to keep updated on your oral health. Having professional dental cleanings twice a year is the best way to prevent tooth decay cavities and to keep your gums healthy. When you keep up to date with regular teeth cleanings, you take an active step in fighting against oral health problems such as gum disease.


What Our Patients Can Expect During a Cleaning Session

Our teeth cleaning process is thorough and all-inclusive so that you leave with a fresh and clean mouth. We have amazing hygienists that provide you not only with thorough dental cleanings, gum, and oral care but also give tips to maintain a clean mouth at home.

Oral Exam

First, we start the process with a comprehensive dental exam. A Dental Implants and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta professional begins by visually looking over your teeth and assessing your gum health, looking for any obvious decay or gum issues. They will also look for any signs of gingivitis (inflamed gums), tooth decay, gum disease, or other potential concerns to see if it is okay to proceed. If you need X-rays, they are taken during your appointment.

Dental Cleanings

Our team of dentists in Atlanta provide a deep clean by using specialized tools that expertly remove plaque and tartar from areas you may not be able to reach on your own. Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists provides professional dental cleanings that help prevent, detect and treat tooth decay or gum disease before it becomes serious. Before we start the cleaning, we clean instruments through a 3-step process.

  1. Used dental instruments are manually scrubbed or run through the ultrasonic machine.
  2. Instruments are then rinsed off and dried completely.
  3. After they are dry, the instruments are sterilized in our autoclaves using high heat by steam mechanism.

Once the instruments are disinfected and ready to go, we start the plaque and tartar removal.

Disinfecting Gums and Plaque Removal

The dental cleaning process begins after your X-rays are taken. The hygienist uses a small metal tool with pointed ends to remove harmful plaque and tartar from your teeth. Additionally, we use an ultrasonic scaling instrument that sprays water and vibrates to disinfect the gums. This step is vital to returning your mouth to a healthy state as you can only have tartar removed at your dentist’s office.

Deep Teeth Cleaning

Once the plaque and tartar buildup has been scaled, the hygienist or dentist buffs your teeth using a high-powered brush and special toothpaste that feels gritty in order to remove the additional plaque and bacteria that has built up on the gum line. It may sound scary, but deep dental cleanings are the best way to remove any tartar left behind.

Floss & Fluoride Treatment

Afterward, our hygienists will professionally floss between your teeth to identify any potential trouble spots. Lastly, you may be given a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth between office visits. Fluoride treatments are used as a protectant for your teeth in order to help fight against cavities for several months following your visit. After the treatment process, you leave our offices feeling renewed and your mouth feeling refreshed.

How Often Should You Get Your Teeth Cleaned?

We suggest that you come in for a professional check-up and dental cleaning twice a year. If someone has impeccable dental hygiene, some dentists say that this can be stretched to two years under extreme circumstances but this is not recommended. Luckily, in most cases, dental insurance plans cover professional teeth cleanings every 6 months. Dental cleanings do not take long if you get them done regularly. If your teeth are healthy and clean, then a dental cleaning should take about 60 minutes.

Although, sometimes there are special cases that will take longer, like if you have poor dental health and you have cavities and/or a large build up of tartar. In these cases, our dental cleanings in Atlanta can take closer to an hour. When you maintain your oral health, you’ll spend less time in the dentist’s chair. We are happy and ready to make sure your smile remains radiant whenever you decide to come in and visit us.

Can Getting Your Teeth Cleaned Hurt?

When you come in for your regularly scheduled dental cleaning, we will make sure that you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the deep cleaning process. As a whole, a teeth cleaning isn’t typically a painful process, but it is normal that you might feel a bit sore afterward. However, there can be factors that may cause you pain if you have underlying oral health issues like gum disease.

Inflammation in the gums, tooth decay and other symptoms of oral and gum disease can lead to increased sensitivity which may cause you to feel pressure or pain. It’s essential to remove as much tartar and plaque as possible, especially if you haven’t had deep cleanings for a while. The more you come in to get a check-up, the less likely you are to feel pain when getting your teeth cleaned.

Schedule a Professional Deep Dental Cleaning with Our Atlanta Specialists Today!

We are open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m on Tuesday. When you come in we really take our time to make sure you leave with your mouth feeling refreshed and with knowledge of how to properly manage your oral health. We have a great staff who want to see your beautiful smile soon. If it has been a while since your last regular dental cleaning, make sure to schedule it today by contacting us online or by booking an appointment by calling our Atlanta, GA offices!

For the best in dental implants and restorative dentistry, visit Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta. Call our office in Brookhaven, GA at (404) 321-4588 to schedule an appointment!