Professional Teeth Cleanings

Advantages of Professional Teeth Cleanings

Our dentist recommends teeth cleanings because you can benefit from them in numerous ways. Some benefits of our teeth cleanings are as follows:

Tooth Loss Prevention

When gum disease spreads due to plaque, it may damage the bone support in the jaw and result in loose teeth or even tooth loss. Since the removal of plaque is an integral aspect of cleanings, they can help prevent gum disease from happening in the first place. 

Great Breath

Professional cleanings, as we already know, help in maintaining your oral health. Good oral cleanings mean fresh breath and a beautiful smile.

A More Polished Smile

The stains on teeth are typically caused by things like smoking, wine, tea and coffee. However, these stains can be prevented or reduced with the help of routine teeth cleanings.

Improved Health

Numerous investigations have determined a link between overall health and oral health. Regular teeth cleanings performed by our dentist can result in better overall wellness.

Cavity Prevention

Plaque is one of the most common reasons for tooth decay. If plaque is not removed regularly, the buildup can result in cavities and weakening of the enamel.

Your First Visit

Once you have arrived at our dentist office, our dentist will initiate a complete comprehensive examination to determine the current state of your teeth and gums. They will then suggest you which type of professional teeth cleaning is ideal for you.

Our Professional Teeth Cleanings

There are different kinds of teeth cleanings available. When you visit our dental office, our dentist will perform a regular cleaning to eliminate any tartar and plaque buildup. However, you may need an alternate or additional cleaning depending on your current oral health. After your examination, our dentist will decide which method is better for you. The following are the different types of teeth cleanings we offer:

Regular Cleaning

A regular cleaning consists of our dentist eliminating stains, tartar and plaque from your teeth. For patients with gum health issues, our dentist may recommend more frequent visits for teeth cleaning.

Deep Cleaning

Our dentist will suggest deep cleanings if you have symptoms such as a buildup of tartar, plaque under the gums, bleeding gums, sensitive gums and deep gum pockets. A deep cleaning uses tools that accurately target these dental issues.

Periodontal Maintenance

Our dentist will recommend periodontal maintenance after you have undergone another treatment, such as deep cleaning. Continuing care of your oral health is essential as recurrences of gum disease or plaque can occur. Additionally, periodontal maintenance eliminates tartar and plaque from below and above the gum line, deep cleans your teeth and is followed up by teeth polishing.

Full Mouth Debridement

Our dentist will recommend this teeth cleaning procedure if regular teeth cleaning is not sufficient for the level of buildup present. Full mouth debridement eliminates hard tartar and plaque from the teeth and gums.


Depending on the current state of your oral health, our dentist will determine how frequently you should schedule an appointment for professional teeth cleaning. If it's time for next cleaning, arrange a visit to our office in Alton, Illinois, today! Our team at Affordable Dentistry Today offers friendly, helpful and reliable care to ensure all of your dental needs are met. Schedule your appointment by calling 618-465-5815.