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What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

Some new patients feel apprehensive about experiencing a dental cleaning, but there’s no reason to be anxious: Having your teeth cleaned is a comfortable experience with serious benefits for your oral health. The most common oral diseases are tooth decay and gum diseases; these two ailments cause severe dental problems, yet they are easily preventable with twice-yearly dental check-ups in addition to responsible daily cleaning at home. A dental cleaning in Shrewsbury, MA, will include the removal of plaque and tartar, plus teeth polishing.

What to Expect During a Dental Cleaning

Don’t stress about visiting the dentist for a dental cleaning; a cleaning is a gentle, conservative procedure that leaves your mouth feeling great. During your dental cleaning appointment, a dental professional, usually a dental hygienist, will use professional instruments to remove plaque and tartar build-up. Then your teeth will be polished so they look clean and healthy. Before the cleaning begins, you may also have digital x-rays taken so the dentist that review your tooth structure for decay. Your dental cleaning appointment is not complete without a dental exam. After your cleaning, your dentist will examine your teeth, gums and mouth for symptoms of dental disease or warning signs of oral disorders. The most common concerns are gum disease and tooth decay; your dentist will check for cavities that may need to be filled.

The Importance of Dental Cleanings

You need to have your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year, because it’s a vital step to prevent tooth decay and gum disease. While your at-home flossing and brushing does help remove plaque build-up on a daily basis, only a professional dental cleaning can tackle the harmful tartar build-up on your teeth and gum line. Polishing can also help remove surface stains so your smile looks brighter. Smile confidently and show off your freshly cleaned teeth.


At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.