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Cleaning services offered in Tucson, AZ

Professional dental cleanings are a great way to keep your teeth healthy and gleaming. For residents in and around Tucson, Arizona, the highly skilled team at Get It Straight Orthodontics and Family Dentistry is an outstanding resource for dental cleaning. Setting up your routine visit at the practice is simple whether you call or book online.

Cleaning Q&A

Why is professional dental cleaning so important?

No matter how well you adhere to a solid at-home dental hygiene routine, nothing beats the deep cleaning available at your dentist’s office. Professional cleanings remove all traces of plaque and tartar from your teeth, both at or below the gumline. 


A great professional cleaning can even remove stains, revealing a whiter, brighter smile. Dental cleanings are part of routine preventive dental care and occur during your dental exam visits. 

What should I expect during professional teeth cleaning visits?

A thorough dental exam is usually the first part of the process. If you need x-rays or other imaging, they occur during your appointment. Your dentist discusses any changes you’ve noticed since your last visit or any treatments required to preserve good dental health. 


The cleaning process begins with removing plaque and tartar from your teeth with a special dental tool called a scaler. The practitioner who performs your cleaning has a better angle of view and access to all surfaces of your teeth than you can achieve on your own. 


Next comes brushing with a powered toothbrush and special gritty toothpaste. This removes any lingering plaque or tartar and also helps with surface staining. Your practitioner then flosses and rinses your mouth to reach the areas between teeth. 


You’ll love the smooth, sleek feel of your teeth after professional cleaning. In fact, cleanings are many people’s favorite type of dental service and something they look forward to. 


Fluoride treatments come at the end of your cleaning. Ask your dentist if periodic fluoride applications are right for your needs. 

How often do I need to come in for professional dental cleaning?

Most people benefit from coming in for professional dental cleanings twice each year. This timing ensures any potential issues with decay or gum disease are identified in the earliest possible stage. 


If you have a significant amount of plaque or tartar beneath your gum line, a deep cleaning might be necessary. This treatment is also called scaling and root planing and is often part of treating gum disease.  


If you need any form of restorative treatment, you may need to return until your treatment is complete. Some cosmetic treatments also require more than one visit. 


Booking a professional dental cleaning takes just a few moments over the phone. Online scheduling options are also available and take just a few moments to complete.