Dental Cleaning

Regular dental cleanings are crucial to maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing dental issues. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily is essential, but it’s not always enough to remove plaque and tartar buildup in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. This buildup can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. That’s why dental cleanings, performed by Indian Trail Dental Studio, are an important part of preventative oral healthcare.

What Are Dental Cleanings?

Dental cleanings are professional teeth cleaning procedures performed by our care team. They are an essential part of maintaining healthy teeth and gums, removing the buildup of plaque and tartar that regular brushing and flossing can’t reach.

A dental cleaning will also typically include a comprehensive examination of the teeth and gums to check for signs of tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Any issues detected during the cleaning may lead to further treatment or follow-up appointments to prevent further damage to the teeth or gums.

Regular dental cleanings are an important part of preventative oral healthcare, helping to maintain healthy teeth and gums and prevent tooth decay and gum disease. It’s recommended that individuals receive a dental cleaning at least once every six months, though some people may require more frequent cleanings based on their individual needs.

Our Dental Cleaning Process

At Indian Trail Dental Studio, we understand that regular dental cleanings are crucial to maintaining good oral hygiene. That’s why we’ve developed a comprehensive, patient-centered process to ensure that our patients receive the highest quality of care during their cleaning appointments.

Here’s what our dental cleaning process includes:

  • Oral examination: We begin every dental cleaning appointment by conducting a thorough oral examination to assess the overall health of your teeth and gums. This examination allows our dentist or hygienist to identify any potential issues that may need further attention during the cleaning, like cavities or gum disease.
  • Plaque and tartar removal: Using specialized tools, our dentist or hygienist will remove the buildup of plaque and tartar from your teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth and can lead to tooth decay and gum disease if left untreated. Tartar is a harder buildup that forms when plaque is not removed and can only be removed by a dental professional.
  • Cleaning and polishing: Once all of the plaque and tartar buildup has been removed, we will thoroughly clean and polish your teeth. This process removes surface stains and gives your teeth a smoother finish, making it more difficult for plaque and tartar to accumulate on the tooth’s surface.
  • Patient education: We strive to educate our patients on the importance of oral hygiene and provide personalized tips and recommendations to help maintain healthy teeth and gums between cleaning appointments. Our goal is to empower our patients to take an active role in their oral health.
  • Follow-up appointments: We recommend that individuals receive a dental cleaning at least once every six months, though some people may require more frequent cleanings based on their individual needs. We will work with you to schedule follow-up appointments to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy and strong.

We’re committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care during their dental cleaning appointments. We use the latest techniques and tools to ensure a comfortable, stress-free experience. Contact Indian Trail Dental Studio today to schedule a dental cleaning appointment and take the first step to maintain optimal oral health.

What Happens If Dental Cleanings Are Done Incorrectly or Not at All?

Regular dental cleanings are crucial to maintaining good oral hygiene and preventing dental issues. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily is essential, but it’s not always enough to remove plaque and tartar buildup in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. Here’s what happens if dental cleanings are done incorrectly or not at all:

  • Plaque and tartar buildup
  • Infection¬†
  • Cavities
  • Tooth loss
  • Gum disease¬†
  • Bad breath

Neglecting to receive dental cleanings or inadequately performing them can lead to serious dental and health problems. If you’re due for a dental cleaning appointment, contact Indian Trail Dental Studio today to schedule an appointment with our experienced dental team. We’re committed to providing personalized care and education to ensure that our patients maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s generally recommended that individuals receive a dental cleaning at least once every six months, but some people may require more frequent cleanings based on their individual needs..

Dental cleanings are not typically painful, but some patients may experience mild discomfort during the cleaning process. If you experience any significant discomfort, be sure to let a member of our team know so that we can make adjustments.



You should brush your teeth before your appointment and let our team know if you have any specific concerns or health conditions that may affect the cleaning process.

A regular cleaning, also known as prophylaxis, is a routine cleaning that removes plaque and tartar buildup from the teeth and gumline. A deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, is a more extensive cleaning procedure that is typically performed when there is significant buildup of plaque and tartar below the gumline..

In addition to regular dental cleanings, you can maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, using an antiseptic mouthwash, and avoiding sugary and starchy foods.

Dental cleanings are generally safe, but there is a small risk of gum damage or infection if the cleaning is performed incorrectly. That’s why it’s so important to get your dental cleanings performed by a trusted dental office.

Hasmi R. Patel, DMD

Dr. Hasmi Patel

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