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Spring Clean Your Teeth with a Comprehensive Dental Cleaning

Most people know they should get their teeth cleaned twice a year. If you haven’t had it done yet, what are you waiting for? Just like you’d spring-clean your house, it’s time to spring-clean your teeth. Six-months of buildup are hanging out in your mouth and around your teeth. That thought alone should be enough to get you to the dentist for a comprehensive dental cleaning. 


Ready? Let David Jin, DDS, and our caring and experienced staff at A Beautiful Smile Dentistry in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and Boston, Massachusetts, help you.

Why a professional teeth cleaning is important

Even if you floss and brush your teeth at least twice a day, harmful bacteria can still hide in those little nooks and crannies between your teeth. As time goes on, this bacteria can cause cavities (tooth decay), inflammation, and gum disease. If left untreated, the bacteria and inflammation can spread throughout your body, including your bloodstream. From there it could lead to heart disease and increase your chances of a heart attack or stroke.


To keep your mouth healthy and improve your overall health, make sure you stay on top of those teeth cleanings every six months. So, when you throw open the windows and clean out all the dust bunnies from underneath the fridge, remember to make an appointment. Our professional dental hygienists clean the areas you missed and keep your smile healthy for years to come.

What to expect

Once a year, you’ll get X-rays to make sure your teeth are intact and you don’t have any bone loss. This is done in conjunction with one of your teeth cleanings. At each cleaning, Dr. Jin conducts a thorough exam to check for cavities, gum disease, and any warning signs of something more serious like mouth cancer. 


Our hygienist uses special dental tools to scrape away the tartar and plaque buildup between your teeth and around your gum line that could lead to tooth decay. If your gums bleed sometimes when you brush or floss, that means there’s some bacteria and inflammation there. Our hygienist uses a small mirror to see what they’re doing so they don’t miss anything. 


Once all the plaque is removed, we brush, floss, and polish your teeth. You may even get a flouride treatment to swish around in your mouth for 30 seconds. This helps prevent cavities until you come back next time. When you leave, your teeth feel smooth and your smile will be bright. Just like cleaning your windows at home — they’ll look great for a while, and then it’ll be time to clean them again.  

If you’re ready to shine that smile, prevent tooth decay, and improve your overall health, make an appointment with Dr. Jin today. Book an appointment online or call 201-208-2027.

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