Dental Teeth Cleanings

Teeth Cleaning In Cranston, RI

A lot of people fear visiting the dentist because of the drilling. However, dental care is more than just drilling. Dentists are specialists who care for your teeth, gums, and entire oral cavity. Regular six-month dental teeth cleanings are crucial to not only good oral health but systemic health as well. Dental teeth cleanings involve tooth scaling which removes plaque and calculus, preventing damaging inflammation and gum disease. 

You may need professional help when stains or tartar on the teeth are difficult to remove by brushing alone. When you brush your teeth, and your gums bleed, this is a sign of inflammation and the need for a professional dental cleaning. Here at Dental RI, we offer expert dental hygiene services through one of our certified dental hygienists.  Our professionals will remove plaque, stains, and calculus from your teeth.

In some cases, we can offer a local anesthetic for discomfort and sensitivity during the ultrasonic cleaning process. Please contact us if you are looking for teeth cleaning in Cranston, RI.

Importance of Teeth Cleaning

You might have been instructed on how to clean your teeth regularly by your dentist. The reason is that when food is mixed with saliva in the mouth, it forms thin layers on our teeth. These incremental layers are called plaque. When plaque interacts with calcium ions in our saliva, it forms calculus. Calculus is hard and brittle and is not easily dislodged by simply brushing or flossing your teeth.

Therefore, it is important that you visit your dentist regularly for professional plaque and calculus removal. Here are some reasons why you should get professional teeth cleaning from our hygienists at Dental RI.

  • Cleaning your teeth reduces the acidity level of your teeth and gums, which prevents cavities from forming.
  • It prevents bad breath.
  • Removes bacteria that cause cavities.
  • Removes all possible deposits that might not be visible when brushing and flossing or are just inaccessible to brushing and flossing.
  • Maintains the strength of teeth by preventing gum diseases and jaw bone loss.

What is Scaling?

Scaling is part of dental teeth cleaning and it involves removing hard calcified deposits from the surfaces of teeth. Scaling is important to maintain the health of your teeth and mouth and is performed by means of the hand and ultrasonic scalers.

People can develop plaque, stains, and tartar on their teeth, which are removed through professional scaling. Plaque and tartar may hide behind damaged teeth or roots. By removing the tartar and plaque layer, the dentist will be able to examine the health of your teeth. Therefore, the dentist recommends that you have regular six-month cleanings and check-ups. Yearly x-rays are also very important in detecting cavities, evaluating bone health, and diagnosing any potential infections or pathologies. 

Scaling is a very safe treatment that can help prevent major oral problems as well as tooth decay. There is no harm done to the tooth by ultrasonic and hand scaling instruments.

If you are looking for professional dental teeth cleanings in Cranston, RI, then Dental RI is the right choice for you. We have a team of highly trained dentists and dental hygienists who can reach the most inaccessible areas of your mouth and treat you accordingly. 

If you see bleeding after or during the scaling procedure, you should not panic; it is normal and caused by gum inflammation due to plaque/bacteria. The gums should be much less inflamed the days following cleaning. It is important that patients maintain the results of the cleaning by properly brushing and flossing at least twice a day.

Teeth Cleaning Procedure at Dental RI

Oral evaluation

A thorough examination of your mouth is performed by the dentist usually after the cleaning. The dentist will review any x-rays that are taken, diagnose any cavities, and develop a comprehensive treatment plan specific to the needs of each patient.

Cavitron teeth cleaning

We use Cavitron devices which are ultrasonic scalers used to make the cleaning procedure more comfortable and effective. A Cavitron is a high-frequency sound wave instrument used by our hygienists to clean teeth. The ultrasonic sound waves vibrate the calculus, tarter, and plaque off teeth. 

Removing plaque and calculus

Through the use of our ultrasonic scalers and hand instruments, most plaque and calculus will be removed from the surfaces of the teeth. Some people are more prone to plaque and calculus accumulation than others. Factors include poor oral hygiene by the patient, jaw bone loss, saliva content, and so much more. Our hygienists and dentists will reinforce healthy oral hygiene habits at each visit and educate the patient. 

Polishing of Teeth

Using a motor-driven brush, our hygienists will polish your teeth using a professional polishing toothpaste after removing calculus and plaque. This polishing procedure effectively removes surface stains from the teeth and leaves a smooth finish. This smooth finish is unfavorable for the regrowth of plaque.  


Our hygienists will floss your teeth after polishing them to remove plaque between the teeth and to educate the patient on the proper technique. 


Rinsing with mouthwash after flossing will remove all the leftover debris and make your mouth feel extremely fresh and clean. 

If you are in need of a professional dental hygiene appointment in Cranston, RI, our team at Dental RI is well trained to address everything from routine dental teeth cleanings to the most advanced procedures. Visit our website for written and video testimonials from our patients at We also welcome you to experience world-class dentistry at our multi-specialty Dental clinic in Cranston, RI.