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Dental Cleaning in West Brattleboro, VT

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Even if you and your children are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important to undergo professional dental cleanings at Dental Health at least twice a year. Using state-of-the-art tools, a biannual professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar that has built up while polishing the enamel for a brighter, healthier smile. During an adult or pediatric dental cleaning, you and your family members can receive tips on caring for your teeth at home and learn if there are any areas that need special attention. A professional dental cleaning will give our board-certified Dental Health team the opportunity to identify any problem areas in the mouth that might require treatment. Getting professional dental cleanings is an important part of maintaining your oral health so schedule an appointment for yourself and every member of your family at our Brattleboro, VT office!

Best Candidates

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that children and adults have professional dental cleanings at least twice a year. Babies should undergo their first dental exam before their first birthday, and after that, the Dental Health team will help you determine when your child is ready for their first dental cleaning appointment. A professional cleaning can help prevent cavities since plaque buildup, the biggest cause of tooth decay, is removed during these visits. A cleaning will also address tartar (hard plaque) and stains on the enamel. If you would like to brighten your smile, freshen your breath, boost your health, and save money in the long run, schedule a cleaning appointment at Dental Health for you and your family members.

What To Expect

A professional cleaning starts by addressing the plaque and tartar that have built up on the teeth, which can be difficult to remove on your own, no matter how often you brush and floss. Special instruments are used to scale these deposits without harming the teeth. First, an ultrasonic device addresses bigger chunks of tartar and plaque with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, handheld instruments, like a curette or scaler, will be used to remove smaller pieces. Each tooth needs to be individually scaled to thoroughly remove the tartar and plaque. Once the teeth have been cleaned, the enamel will be polished to minimize tooth stains. If needed or requested, a fluoride treatment can be performed after the cleaning to help strengthen the teeth and protect against cavities.


As a family dental practice, our Brattleboro, VT office offers comprehensive dentistry for children and adults. Depending on individual oral health needs, we may suggest cleanings more frequently for patients with dental conditions, like gum disease. During your cleaning, our team can help you develop a good home oral care routine by demonstrating proper techniques or recommending products that can address your specific concerns. These can be very beneficial for your teeth, overall health, and wallet so please be sure to schedule and attend your dental cleanings at Dental Health.

Insurance Coverage

A professional dental cleaning is considered a preventive procedure so it is usually covered by dental insurance. Our office will contact your insurance company to determine your specific coverage and then calculate any out-of-pocket costs. If you and your family do not have dental insurance, please talk to the Dental Health team about the different payments we accept, including medical financing.

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Professional Dental Cleaning

With biannual dental cleanings at Dental Health in Brattleboro, VT, you and your loved ones can enjoy bright, healthy smiles. Our team routinely performs adult and pediatric dental cleanings to remove plaque, tartar, and stains and help patients of all ages maintain healthy teeth and gums. As an important part of a proactive dental care plan, a professional cleaning can save you and your loved ones from extensive and expensive treatments down the road. Contact our friendly team today to schedule a dental cleaning for yourself and your family members!

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