Teeth Cleaning

It's all about your comfort and peace of mind!

Routine dental cleanings are critical to keeping your teeth healthy and protecting against gum disease and tooth loss, yet over 50% of Americans skip their dental cleanings each year. Expect your teeth cleaning at Gilbert Dental to be comfortable and painless.  And if you are anxious about visiting a dentist, we focus on comfort dentistry. We’ve helped many of our patients in the Bellevue, Washington area feel less fearful when they visit for a cleaning. Experience a friendlier, gentle teeth cleaning experience for yourself. Call or use the online booking tool to schedule a dental cleaning today to experience this difference.

That’s what professional teeth cleaning can bring you. Having your teeth cleaned twice a year is one of the best things you can do every year, not just for your oral health, but for your overall health too! In 45 minutes, we’ll gently remove plaque and tartar from your teeth – the sticky stuff that accumulates on your teeth and contributes to tooth decay and gum disease  – which is connected to more serious health issues like diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. And we’ll polish your teeth, and remove some stains too, so that your teeth feel more smooth, and your smile looks a little brighter.  You’ll look good, feel better, and have peace of mind that you are healthier too!

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Dental Cleaning Q & A

What is a dental cleaning? A dental cleaning is a routine dental procedure that removes plaque and tartar deposits from your teeth. At a cleaning, Dr. Gilbert or one of his hygienists removes those deposits using specialized equipment that cleans more deeply than is possible with a toothbrush alone. Plaque and tartar can contribute to gum disease and tooth decay, so visiting Dr. Gilbert and his team for cleanings on a regular basis is critical.

What happens at my dental cleaning? A dental cleaning starts with a device that vibrates to loosen the tartar, and the hygienist washes away the loose tartar with a water sprayer. After this, the hygienist uses hand tools to remove any remaining deposits from the surface of your teeth and just underneath the gum line. The cleaning finishes with a polishing. Sometimes, Dr. Gilbert recommends applying fluoride as well.

Will my dental cleaning hurt? Cleanings should not cause pain, unless the buildup is severe. In fact, many of Dr. Gilbert’s patients report that they enjoy the cleaning because of the gentle approach of his team. Patients who’ve had painful cleanings in the past often report a better experience when they switch to Dr. Gilbert.

What if I feel anxious about teeth cleanings? Dr. Gilbert practices comfort dentistry. His goal is to make all of patients feel comfortable throughout their visit, including at regular dental cleanings. If you’re anxious about cleanings, Dr. Gilbert’s approach may include:

  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas)
  • Numbing of the area being cleaned
  • A visit from the office’s therapy dog
  • Music on an MP3 player
  • Videos to watch during treatment

In addition, the warm, upbeat atmosphere of the office helps you feel relaxed and at ease.

How often should I have my teeth cleaned? Dr. Gilbert recommends a dental cleaning once every six months to keep teeth as clean as possible. Patients who don’t have their dental cleanings regularly are at higher risk for complications, and you may find that your cleanings are more challenging if you’ve waited. Schedule a dental cleaning with Dr. Gilbert online today!

Testimonials

  • My family and I have been Dr. Gilbert patients for 20+ years, and every single appointment we had was an exceptional experience. Doctor Gilbert skills, expertise and patience makes you feel relaxed and confident that you are in good hands.

    Costel Radu
  • Dr. Gilbert was very gentle and respectful of my fears. Chance was more than happy to be at my side to help ease my concerns. Dr. Gilbert was also teaching future dental professionals and his instruction with them was wonderful to listen to. Think I learned a few things myself! The staff is very friendly and we enjoyed quite a few giggles.

    Kristi Stevens