Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning Specialist
Teeth cleanings are often dreaded. Between the prodding, strange noises, and occasional jaw discomfort, it’s easy to understand the apprehension. At Dental Masters in Ravenswood and Lincoln Park, the dentists and staff make sure your teeth cleanings are simple and as painless as possible. Call Dental Masters today or schedule an appointment online to enjoy a sparkling clean smile.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

What’s the purpose of teeth cleaning?

Performed by a certified dental hygienist, professional teeth cleaning aims to remove plaque, tartar, and stains that have accumulated on your teeth. Even with routine brushing and flossing of your teeth and gums, plaque and tartar can develop.


Dental Masters uses specialized instruments to remove these deposits gently without harming your teeth.

Why are teeth cleanings necessary?

Professional teeth cleanings are an essential part of good oral hygiene. They’re necessary to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.

Teeth cleanings are also an essential part of keeping the rest of your body disease-free. Issues in your mouth can cause or act as a sign of disease in other parts of your body — including dementia and heart disease. As such, teeth cleanings don’t just help fight off cavities; they can also help indicate what else is going on in your body.

How often should you get your teeth cleaned?

Most dentists recommend having your teeth cleaned every 6-12 months to reduce the likelihood of periodontal disease progressing. However, good oral hygiene at home is also vital for preventing tartar from accumulating in between routine cleanings.

What should you expect during a teeth cleaning?

The majority of dental patients find routine teeth cleaning to be painless. Although the mild vibrations and the pressure felt during ‘scraping’ may feel odd, they don’t cause discomfort.

Most dental cleanings last between 30 minutes to an hour on average and occur while you lie comfortably in a dental chair. Below are the typical steps the Dental Masters staff may follow while cleaning your teeth:

  • Step 1: A physical exam
  • Step 2: Removing plaque and tartar
  • Step 3: Gritty toothpaste cleaning
  • Step 4: Expert flossing
  • Step 5: Rinse
  • Step 6: Fluoride treatment

Following your cleaning, not only do your teeth feel fresher, but your smile looks brighter too. However, teeth cleaning procedures are good for more than just appearances; they maintain your teeth’s health while preventing and treating periodontal disease.

Call Dental Masters today or book an appointment online to schedule a cleaning of your pearly whites.

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