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Emerald City Dentistry

Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist & Dental Implant Provider located in Des Moines, WA

Dental cleanings are the cornerstone of good oral health and important in maintaining a healthy mouth and beautiful smile. At Emerald City Dentistry in Des Moines, Washington, Amritpal Mattu, BDS, DDS, offers dental cleanings to keep your smile free of tooth decay and periodontal disease. To learn more or to schedule your cleaning, call the office today or book an appointment with the online tool.

Cleaning Q & A

What is a dental cleaning?

A dental cleaning is a routine and professional cleaning that the team at Emerald City Dentistry administers to ensure your mouth is healthy and free from oral health concerns, like plaque, tartar, tooth decay, and gum disease. 

Why do I need a dental cleaning?

Some people wonder why they need to have a professional cleaning if they brush and floss at home. No matter how good you are with your at-home care, you’re still likely to have areas you aren’t properly cleaning.

When you get a professional cleaning at Emerald City Dentistry, the team ensures your smile is free from plaque. They use special tools to remove tartar buildup, which you can’t do with regular at-home brushing and flossing. 

A dental cleaning is also an opportunity for the team to routinely monitor your oral health and check for any indications of developing conditions, like tooth decay or periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is a chronic condition that affects the supporting structures of your teeth. Periodontal tissues are the foundation for your teeth and help buffer the force in your bite. 

Many people don’t realize they have periodontal disease until it’s in its advanced stages, which makes routine monitoring and cleanings so important. 

What happens when I get a dental cleaning?

Emerald City Dentistry customizes and tailors dental cleanings according to personal oral health needs. Your provider begins by thoroughly examining your mouth, looking for signs of tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other oral health concerns. Then, they make a custom treatment plan and begin cleaning your mouth.

When your provider cleans your mouth, they use a special tool to scrape the plaque and tartar buildup off of your tooth. 

Then, your teeth are polished with a high-powered electric toothbrush and your provider administers a professional flossing. If you’re prone to cavities, you might also get a fluoride rinse. 

How often do I need a dental cleaning?

It depends on your unique oral health. People prone to cavities or have periodontal disease need cleanings more frequently. The general rule of thumb, however, is to have a dental cleaning once every six months.

If it’s time for your dental cleaning, schedule one with Emerald City Dentistry today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.