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Teeth Cleaning Specialist

We Care 4U Dental Center

Raquel J. Pagan, DDS

Family & General Dentist located in Silver Spring, MD

Teeth cleaning at We Care 4U Dental Center is one of the most effective ways to protect your oral health now and for the rest of your life. During your appointment, a highly experienced hygienist removes plaque and tartar and polishes your teeth. Since teeth cleaning is a standard part of your dental exam, you’ll also see Raquel Pagan, DDS, a caring dentist who is dedicated to your oral health. Take the next step in preventive dentistry by calling the Silver Spring, Maryland, office, or click on the online appointment maker.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

What does teeth cleaning involve?

At We Care 4U Dental Center, teeth cleaning is part of your preventive dental care appointments. Your appointment usually starts with a comprehensive dental exam. 

During the exam, Dr. Pagan carefully evaluates your teeth and screens for oral health problems. She also takes X-rays to evaluate the inside of your teeth, the tooth roots, and the other supporting structures. 

For your teeth cleaning, an experienced registered dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from your teeth. Then, they polish your teeth to remove stains and create a smooth surface that plaque and tartar can't easily adhere to. 

At We Care 4U Dental Center, dental hygienists use a state-of-the-art ultrasonic teeth cleaning system.

What is ultrasonic teeth cleaning?

Ultrasonic teeth cleaning is an alternative to old-fashioned dental instrument cleanings. With this high-tech method, your dental hygienist uses a vibrating handheld wand that moves faster than the speed of sound. 

These ultrarapid vibrations pulverize plaque and tartar on your teeth as the built-in sprayer delivers a stream of water or antibacterial mouthwash to flush it away. 

Your hygienist can also use the ultrasonic teeth cleaner just below your gums to eliminate pockets of plaque and tartar that would otherwise lead to gum disease. Ultrasonic teeth cleaning is the evolution of teeth cleanings, making the process simple and easy. 

What are the advantages of ultrasonic teeth cleaning?

Ultrasonic teeth cleaning offers significant advantages, including: 

  • Faster teeth cleaning
  • More comfortable than traditional teeth cleaning methods
  • Gentler on your teeth
  • Highly precise in reaching every tooth fissure
  • More effective plaque and tartar removal 

Overall, ultrasonic teeth cleaning offers more impressive results and a proactive way to safeguard your oral health.

How often should I have teeth cleaning appointments?

Dr. Pagan recommends a teeth cleaning and oral exam schedule that's ideal for you. Most children and adults need teeth cleaning and exams every six months. If you have gum disease or severe tooth decay, Dr. Pagan may recommend appointments every three months instead. 

We Care 4U Dental Center offers teeth cleaning made easy with their state-of-the-art ultrasonic system. Make your appointment by calling the office or clicking the online scheduler.