Dental Cleanings and Oral Hygiene

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Dental Cleanings

Good oral hygiene is extremely important for your health. Like most Boston dental practices, Dental Partners of Boston recommends that our patients schedule regular professional dental cleanings. Our dental cleanings include tartar removal, plaque removal, teeth polishing, and home care instructions. As always, Dental Partners of Boston’s friendly staff, comfortable environment, and exceptional professional care makes us one of the best dentists in Boston.

Why Choose Us

We are a group of award-winning dentists that covers a full range of specialties.

Our dynamic team approach guarantees you the very best care we have to offer.

We are all committed to excellence and exceeding the expectations of our patients.

What Is A Dental Cleaning?

Tartar and plaque inevitably build up on teeth over time. If plaque and tartar are allowed to accumulate for an extended period, it can allow for dangerous bacteria to grow and flourish next to the gums. This can cause lasting damage, like cavities, or cause gum disease which negatively affects your oral health. A dental cleaning is the process of removing this harmful buildup to leave your teeth’s surface smooth. A clean healthy tooth stops bacteria from developing. After a professional dental cleaning, it’s easier to maintain the health of your teeth and gums with home oral health care.

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I wanted to come back for a wisdom tooth extraction and was extremely satisfied with the level of care and timeliness for the tooth extraction. Additionally, Dr. Guzman was very responsive and attentive when I had questions over the weekend.

Noelle E.
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Is A Dental Cleaning Necessary?

Dental cleanings are right for nearly everyone, and Dental Partners of Boston recommends that all of our patients schedule regular dental cleanings. If you are apprehensive about getting a dental cleaning, please speak to one of our trained dentists about your worries. Our staff is trained to help ease your concerns and provide a supportive environment to ensure that each patient receives the oral health care they need. A dental cleaning provides the following benefits:

  • Helps prevent gum disease
  • Discourages bacterial accumulation and promotes systemic health
  • Leaves the teeth clean and smooth
  • Reveals problem areas that need more attention during daily oral hygiene

Has it been too long since your last dental cleaning? Schedule one today.

How is a Dental Cleaning Performed?

A dentist or a dental hygienist performs a dental cleaning by using several instruments that remove the tartar and plaque deposits on the teeth. We sometimes employ ultrasonic instrument to loosen larger pieces of tartar from the teeth, and wash away any debris throughout the process with water. After removal of the larger pieces, a set of finer hand tools are used to remove any remaining deposits on the teeth. Then, once the surfaces of the teeth have been smoothed, a polishing tool is used, followed by an application of fluoride gel to strengthen the enamel.

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Schedule an Appointment

    Schedule an Appointment Today

    If you’re looking to schedule a professional dental cleaning, you can make an appointment today. If you have any oral health questions, please contact us. Dental Partners of Boston is proud to serve the extended community surrounding Boston.


    All our dentists have been listed as a Top Dentist in Boston Magazine.

    Every year a carefully curated list is published with the best dentists in Boston, including general dentists and specialists like us in periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics, and more. We’re honored to serve our patients together with an exceptional standard of care. Thank you!

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    Dr. Divya Bhargava Restorative Dentistry Boston
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    D.M.D., C.A.G.S.
    Dr. Michael Otoole Prosthodontist Boston
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    D.M.D., M.M.Sc.
    Dr. Shiro Kamachi Prosthodontist Boston
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    Dr. Kumiko Kamachi Prosthodontist Boston
    Kumiko Kamachi
    D.M.D., C.A.G.S.
    Dr. Carly Park Prosthodontist Boston
    Carly F. Park
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    Dr. Jose Rivera Zayas Prosthodontist Boston
    Jose L. Rivera-Zayas
    Dr. Sarah Kim Prosthodontist Boston
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    D.M.D., M.S.
    Dr. Yael Frydman Orthodontist Boston
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