Dental Cleaning Baltimore, MD

Dental Cleaning An Overview

Baltimore-area family dentist Dr. Byron Desbordes offers comprehensive preventive dental care, including professional dental cleanings with a registered dental hygienist. We recommend that you visit with us twice a year for an oral teeth cleaning and exam to keep your smile healthy and provide the opportunity to spot developing problems in the early stages.

A professional dental cleaning goes beyond what your at-home routine can accomplish, thoroughly removing tartar and plaque from all surfaces of the teeth to reduce the risk of tooth decay and gum disease.

Don’t Forget to Floss

Flossing is an essential part of your daily oral hygiene routine. Flossing should be combined with brushing and rinsing for a complete oral hygiene routine. The goal of your oral hygiene routine is to thoroughly clean your teeth and gums.

Dentist in Baltimore MD, Dr. Byron Desbordes recommends that you incorporate flossing into your normal oral hygiene routine. Preventive dental care can help patients avoid complex dental problems like gum disease, tooth decay, and cavities. Performing your normal oral hygiene routine is considered at-home preventive dental care.

Benefits of Flossing

  • Flossing helps prevent plaque build-up. Flossing helps remove debris, food, and plaque from between the teeth. If left unaddressed, plaque will harden into tartar which can only be removed by a highly trained professional.
  • Flossing helps reduce your risk of developing gum disease. If the bacteria in plaque reaches the gum line, patients may begin to show signs of gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammation and infection of the gums that can compromise the overall health of the teeth, gums, and jaw bone structure.
  • Flossing helps prevent bad breath. When food and debris are not removed, it can cause bad breath. Daily flossing can help keep the breath fresh and remove debris from between the teeth.
  • Flossing completes your oral hygiene routine. Brushing alone is not enough to clean the teeth. Flossing helps remove plaque and debris that brushing cannot reach.
I appreciate the fact that Dr. Desbordes always explains everything in detail so that I know the procedure that is about to be performed and the reasons why before he does so. The quality of his work is of the…Rose W.
Excellent and outstanding professional dental care. Dr. Desbordes has an excellent staff who is polite, compassionate and professional. I would highly recommend this Dentist. Dr. Desbordes is a caring professional doctor. He's patient and takes time with his clients.Eunice J.
The Office is always helpful and supportive. It is like a family and everyone is friendly. My husband, who has always been afraid of going to the Dentist is even comfortable here. I would recommend Dr. Desbordes and his office…Robin C.

Dental Cleaning What to Expect

During your teeth cleaning, we will gently scrape any plaque that has built up along the gum line and then polish the teeth with fluoride toothpaste. We will complete the process by flossing the teeth and showing you how to effectively brush and floss at home.

Your dental hygienist will offer personalized advice for taking care of your smile between visits, especially if you are at an increased risk of developing gum disease or tooth decay.

Dental Cleaning FAQs

Is it necessary to get a dental cleaning every time I visit the dentist?

Yes, you should get your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year. Teeth cleanings at the dentist will remove stuck-on plaque and tartar that you can not remove yourself with at-home toothbrushing. It also allows your dental hygienist to check for early signs of oral health problems.

Do dental cleanings whiten teeth?

Yes, it is possible to see a brighter smile after getting your teeth cleaned at the dentist. We also recommend a professional cleaning before getting your teeth whitened as well. This helps the bleaching material provide a more effective and long-lasting result.

Do dental cleanings hurt?

Every patient is different. Your dental cleaning can be a comfortable experience. Gum inflammation, tooth decay, and other symptoms of oral disease can lead to discomfort during a cleaning. We do our best to provide the best dental cleaning experience possible.