Teeth Cleaning

Preventative dental teeth cleanings at our Lisbon, Maine, dental office include teeth cleaning, mouth inspection, oral cancer screening, and more.

Dental Tooth Cleaning | Preventative Maintenance For Dental Health | Lisbon, ME

Dental Teeth Cleaning Services at Two Rivers Family Dentistry

Keep your smile looking its best with regular teeth cleanings and dental hygiene checkups.

One of the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy, strong, and looking their best is to have your teeth cleaned every three to six months depending on your dental needs. Professional teeth cleaning involves the use of instruments specially designed to remove plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth. It also includes a dental exam by one of our dentists to check for any potential underlying issues, such as oral cancer.

A dental cleaning usually takes between 30 and 60 minutes. However, if it’s been a while since your last dental visit you might need a more in-depth cleaning, especially if your gums are inflamed or showing signs of gum disease.

Professional Teeth Cleaning & Oral Hygiene

We make your teeth cleaning a simple, easy, largely stress-free affair, and would recommend visiting your dental hygienist at least twice a year.

A teeth cleaning utilizes custom tools and technology to complete a full tooth cleaning. The appointment is usually between a half-hour to an hour.

Typical teeth cleaning will include some (or all) of the following:
  • Discussion about your oral health
  • Dental exam
  • X-rays
  • Gum measurements (checking for gingivitis or periodontitis)
  • Scaling (removing plaque, tartar, and stains from the tooth surface)
  • Scaling combined with root planing (deep dental cleaning for patients with gum disease)
  • Flossing
  • Polishing
  • Fluoride treatment utilizing a mix of liquid fluoride rinse, trays, and in some cases, a fluoride varnish
  • Bleeding gums
  • Periodontal Disease
If you have any of the following conditions we would recommend more frequent visits:
  • Highly susceptible to cavities
  • A smoker
  • Diabetic
  • Experiencing dry mouth due to a medication
  • Stressed
  • Pregnant
  • Have had orthodontic work

What Our Patients Are Saying About Their Experience.

"Two Rivers Family Dentistry has been providing dental care to my husband and I for over 25 years to include the many years with the prior owner to that excellent care continuing with the current ownership and staff. There was never a moment we considered leaving this practice. From the dentists to the support staff of amazing hygienists and assistants. And let’s not forget the quality customer service from the front office staff and management. It is always a welcoming place and they are doing an amazing job with the extra protocols in place to keep not only staff but their patients feeling secure and safe. Definitely recommend Two Rivers Family Dentistry!"
Michelle A.
"I've had two appointments at Two Rivers recently. One for my periodic cleaning and the second for a filling. What struck me about this office wasn't just that they took all the proper precautions amid COVID, but that this crew was plowing ahead treating their patents as safely and responsibly as possible without the slightest outward hint of fear or worry. Everyone from the front desk was working happily and efficiently to get me through my appointment on schedule. My Hygienist, Kim was simply amazing as were Dr. Fig and his assistant, Sarah. They were about patient care and making sure my dental needs were taken care of in the most professional way possible. I recommend Two Rivers to anyone needing dental care at any time, but especially during this public health crisis, we find ourselves in now."
Jason B.
We are the Top Rated dental office near Lisbon, Maine, with almost 300 5 Star Reviews on Google.