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Teeth Cleaning

Lashen Dental Group -  - Cosmetic & General Dentist

Lashen Dental Group

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Denville, NJ

Getting a professional teeth cleaning doesn’t just make your mouth feel and look immaculate, it gives you confidence in your oral health. At Lashen Dental Group in Denville, New Jersey, expert dentists Stephen Lashen, DDS, Jessica Klein, DMD, and Jason Klein, DMD, provide in-depth teeth cleanings that you should get regularly along with exams and screenings. Book your next teeth cleaning by calling Lashen Dental Group directly or scheduling an appointment online today.

Teeth Cleaning

What happens during a professional teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleanings, also called prophylaxis, are an essential part of any preventive oral care routine. Even if you’re diligent about brushing your teeth often and with the proper method, a professional teeth cleaning goes deeper to remove bits of plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth and polishes them for a gleaming finish.

A professional teeth cleaning by the team at Lashen Dental Group involves several steps. Here’s what you can expect during your routine cleaning appointments:

  • A physical exam
  • Plaque and tartar scaling
  • Tooth polishing
  • Flossing
  • Fluoride treatments


At some of your cleaning appointments, your dentist gives you a mouth X-ray to view the parts of your teeth and jawbone that you can’t see from the outside. This helps them find signs of disease or infection that aren’t visible to the naked eye and don’t cause symptoms.

Finally, your dentist gives you tips on how to optimize your oral care routine at home and nutritional guidance if it benefits your teeth.

What are the benefits of getting teeth cleanings?

Getting your teeth cleaned at the dentist might feel pointless if you’re certain that your home care routine is enough. However, professional dental cleanings provide you with benefits that home care can’t offer. You should get regular teeth cleanings because they:

  • Allow your dentist to find and treat problems early
  • Make your smile brighter
  • Make your teeth feel clean and fresh
  • Help you avoid cavities
  • Help you avoid tooth loss
  • Improve your oral and general health


Even if you feel uncomfortable in a dental chair, you can leave your teeth cleaning appointments feeling confident in your smile. The procedure makes your smile look its best and gives you a deeper clean than any regular brushing.

How often should I get teeth cleanings?

Generally, the American Dental Association recommends getting professional teeth cleanings twice yearly, or once every six months.

These are guidelines and the team at Lashen Dental Group might recommend that you get them more or less frequently depending on the state of your oral health. If you’ve refined your home care technique to perfection, once-a-year dental cleanings could be enough for you.

If you’re overdue for a professional teeth cleaning, book your next prophylaxis by phone or online at Lashen Dental Group today.