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Teeth Cleaning Dentist Grand Rapids

It’s important to schedule routine teeth cleanings so your teeth look and feel healthy. While brushing and flossing at home can keep dental plaque at bay, you’ll need professional teeth cleanings to get rid of plaque hiding in between teeth or near the gum line.

We are also able to get rid of dental plaque that has hardened into tartar (something you can’t do at home). Our dentist and her dedicated staff always strive to help patients maintain oral health habits that will last a lifetime.

Here’s what else you need to know about teeth cleanings.

What to Expect During Teeth Cleanings

Our Grand Rapids dentist will examine your entire mouth and check your teeth for any issues that could cause tooth decay or dental discomfort. We may take cavity-detecting dental X-rays or a panoramic X-ray.

Our hygienists will examine your teeth, clean your teeth, and offer oral care instruction. As individual mouths are different, your mouth may require a deeper cleaning or use of an ultrasonic cleaning. If you have dental implants, special instruments will be used to clean them so as not to cause damage.

Dental cleanings don’t usually hurt unless you have oral health issues. In that case, our family dentist will be able to detect problems before they cause further dental discomfort and damage to your smile. For example, bleeding gums during flossing could be a sign of gum disease.

Request an Appointment with Dr. Dodds

Dr. Alexandra Dodds is an experienced family dentist in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She’s also accepting new patients and would be more than happy to welcome you to our practice. To request an appointment, please call Renew Family Dental at (616) 245-3205. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

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