Teeth Cleanings

Maintain your oral health and keep your smile bright with our professional teeth cleaning services. Regular teeth cleanings are a cornerstone of preventative dental care, helping to avoid dental issues before they start. At our clinic, we provide comprehensive teeth cleanings as part of your routine dental checkup.

Dental Checkups

A teeth cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis, is a preventive dental care procedure performed by a dental hygienist or dentist. The process involves removing plaque (a soft, sticky film of bacteria) and tartar (hardened plaque) that can build up on your teeth even with regular brushing and flossing. Our thorough cleanings include:

  • Plaque and Tartar Removal: Specialized tools are used to gently remove plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of the teeth and below the gumline.
  • Polishing: After the removal of plaque and tartar, your teeth will be polished to remove stains and smooth the surface, making it harder for plaque to stick.
  • Fluoride Treatment: To help strengthen the enamel and prevent cavities, a fluoride treatment may be applied.

Benefits of Regular Teeth Cleanings

Regular teeth cleanings are essential for maintaining oral health and preventing future dental problems. Here are some of the benefits:

  • Prevents Cavities and Gum Disease: Regular removal of plaque and tartar helps prevent the formation of cavities and reduces the risk of gum disease.
  • Enhances Your Smile: Polishing your teeth can remove stains caused by food, drinks, or smoking, resulting in a brighter smile.
  • Promotes Overall Health: Good oral hygiene is linked to better overall health, including a lower risk of heart disease.
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  • How much does a dental cleaning cost at LoPresti Cosmetic and Family Dentistry?

    We aim to provide high-quality dental care that’s affordable for our patients in Stamford, CT. Dental checkup cost varies based on several factors. A standard dental checkup includes teeth cleaning, dental exam, full series of x-rays, and fluoride. Out-of-pocket cost for any procedure depends on your insurance coverage at the time of the procedure.

    • Dental Checkup: $0 – $378

    Certain PPO plans may cover 100%

    Please note that the price of each procedure could vary from these numbers depending on the need–every patient and every case is different.

  • How often should I get a teeth cleaning?

    We recommend scheduling a teeth cleaning as part of your routine dental checkup every six months. However, some people, especially those with gum disease, may need more frequent cleanings.

  • Does a teeth cleaning hurt?

    Teeth cleanings are generally painless. You might experience mild discomfort if there’s significant tartar buildup or gum sensitivity, but our skilled staff uses gentle techniques to minimize any discomfort.

  • What should I expect after a teeth cleaning?

    After a teeth cleaning, your mouth may feel fresher and your teeth smoother. Some people might experience slight sensitivity for a day or two, especially if there was substantial plaque and tartar removal. This sensitivity is temporary and should subside quickly.

Schedule Your Dental Checkup and Teeth Cleaning Today!

Preventative dental care, including regular teeth cleanings, is key to maintaining your oral and overall health. Book your next dental checkup and teeth cleaning with us today to keep your smile healthy and bright. Contact us to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a healthier smile.

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LoPresti Cosmetic and Family Dentistry

75 Tresser Blvd.
Stamford, CT 06901
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Monday: 10 am – 6 pm
Tuesday: 8 am – 4 pm
Wednesday: 8 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm
Friday: 8 am – 2 pm


(203) 883-9986

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