Teeth Cleaning and Scaling

At Smile Sarasota, we’re dedicated to providing you with the professional dental treatment that you deserve, so you can have a radiant, healthy smile and the boost of self-confidence that comes along with it.  We proudly serve patients from Downtown Sarasota, Longboat Key, St. Armand’s Circle, Siesta Key, and the Rosemary District.  

With professional teeth cleaning and scaling, Dr. Still & our friendly dental staff will make sure you have a clean, winning smile that you can show with pride.

Teeth Cleaning

Even with the best oral hygiene routine, it’s still possible for you to miss some bacteria that builds up on your teeth from when you eat or drink.  That small amount of bacteria can still eventually develop into harmful plaque and tartar on your teeth with enough time. That’s why it’s so important to go see your dentist for your regularly scheduled appointments for a teeth cleaning. 

A professional teeth cleaning with Smile Sarasota removes the buildup of plaque and tartar before it can cause issues like gum disease, or other problems throughout your body like heart disease or stroke. 

Gum disease occurs when your immune system responds to the buildup in tartar and other bacteria in your mouth. As your immune system is staving off the bacteria, gum disease progresses and the tissues and bone in your mouth begin to degrade. This is why it’s recommended to get your teeth cleaned at least two or three times a year. Teeth cleanings will not only prevent gum disease, but also foster a healthy mouth and a healthy heart.

Periodontal Therapy

While teeth cleanings work to prevent gum disease, deep scaling, also known as Periodontal Therapy, works to stop the progress. If you have developed gum disease, dental scaling is a common method that’s used to hopefully slow down or stop further loss of bone and supporting structures. Dental scaling is done through both manual hand instruments and ultrasonic instruments.

Your dentist, Dr. Still, will start by performing a full examination of your mouth and measure the pockets around each tooth. Then, one of his hygienists will use an ultrasonic scaling device that will remove biofilm, plaque, and tartar that has accumulated on your teeth and beneath your gums. Any remaining bacteria will be scraped off manually with a hand instrument. Depending upon the severity of the gum disease, this process can take multiple visits. 

Contact Your Sarasota, FL Dentist Today!

If you have any questions or you would just like to learn more, please feel free to contact us and one of our friendly staff members will help you get the information you need. If you’re looking to get a teeth cleaning at Smile Sarasota, you can set up an appointment with us through our appointment request page or by giving us a call at (941) 957-3311. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthier smile.