Albemarle Dental
Proudly serving Charlottesville, VA

About Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning Q&A

Routine teeth cleanings at Albemarle Dental Associates in Charlottesville, Virginia, are the best way to keep your smile gorgeous and reduce the risk of dental decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. To schedule your next teeth cleaning at Albemarle Dental Associates, call the office or request an appointment online today.

What is teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleaning at Albemarle Dental Associates includes comprehensive, professional dental cleaning by experienced hygienists. The practice uses advanced, state-of-the-art dental tools and procedures to thoroughly clean teeth and remove plaque and tartar from hard-to-reach areas. 

Professional teeth cleaning greatly reduces your risk of tooth decay and gum problems. It also keeps your breath as fresh as possible.

What are the benefits of teeth cleaning?

The main benefit of professional teeth cleaning is a lower risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. Teeth cleaning also helps keep your teeth white and your smile beautiful and makes your breath fresher because your dental team eliminates plaque, tartar, and bacteria. 

Dental cleanings at Albemarle Dental Associates are painless, comfortable, and relaxing.

What happens during teeth cleaning?

When you arrive at Albemarle Dental Associates for routine teeth cleanings, your specialist takes dental X-rays if necessary. While you relax in a comfortable dental chair, they clean your teeth using advanced dental equipment. Your specialist flosses your teeth and may offer you a fluoride treatment and sealants to reduce the risk of future decay.

Your dentist examines your teeth and gums to determine if you have tooth decay, gum disease, or other oral health problems that need treatment. 

Albemarle Dental Associates offers in-office and at-home teeth whitening, as well as other cosmetic and restorative dental procedures. You might need a filling, inlay or onlay, crown, porcelain veneers, or dental implants.

When should I schedule teeth cleaning appointments?

You can schedule teeth cleanings at Albemarle Dental Associates every six months or more often if your dentist recommends it because of gum disease or another oral health problem. Book an appointment if you experience a toothache, gum pain, tooth damage, or other new or unusual symptoms.

To keep your teeth and gums healthy between teeth cleanings, brush your teeth after meals. Floss every day and avoid chewing on ice, hard candy, pens, and other hard objects. Don’t open packages with your teeth, and wear a mouthguard at night if you’re a teeth grinder.  

To schedule a teeth cleaning appointment for you or anyone in your family, call the Albemarle Dental Associates office or book an appointment online today.