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Oral Care with Teeth Cleaning/Dental Cleaning & Exam

Pure Dental Arts – 1503 Queen Anne Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109

Healthy teeth that look great and function properly can boost your self confidence. At our Queen Anne dental office in Seattle WA, we believe prevention to be the best medicine. We offer our patients routine preventive services like routine exams, teeth cleaning and oral hygiene education.

Regular check-ups, teeth cleaning, and x-rays when appropriate can help identify oral health problems before they blossom into bigger, more expensive and painful problems later on. Our main goal is to prevent dental issues that will prevent you from having that beautiful, healthy smile.

What Does Dental Cleaning Entail?

Regular teeth cleaning is necessary to maintain good oral hygiene. This does not just
refer to daily brushing but professional cleaning at adequate intervals.
To elaborate, professional dental cleaning involves many things, like a physical exam, plaque
and tartar removal, flossing, toothpaste cleaning, and fluoride treatment. These and many
more procedures are involved in professional dental cleaning, depending on your oral
Such proper dental cleaning is important as it can help prevent tooth decay and various gum
diseases. But due to the constant poking, noises, and discomfort in the gums and jaws,
many dread going for the procedure.

A physical exam

Your oral health professional or dental hygienist will perform a professional dental cleaning. These are licensed healthcare experts who have the knowledge, tools, and skills to clean your teeth properly. But before beginning the process, the  dentist will conduct a standard exam of your oral region.
They use a small mirror to look around your teeth and gums to find any inflamed gums or other concerns. If there is any major problem, the dentist will conduct more reserach to find out the source of problem

Teeth Cleaning

Optimal Oral Health Promotes Overall Bodily Health.

Healthy teeth with proper routine prevention is also essential for promoting overall health. Many recent studies have shown a strong connection between chronic oral diseases and serious diseases of the body like heart disease, respiratory disease, and diabetes, to name a few. Keeping this in mind, preventive treatments combined with our state-of-the-art dental care can actually improve your overall health.

Professional Dental Cleaning and Exams

The important parts of preventive care are regular exams and teeth cleanings by Dr. Chiang and Dr. Goel at our Queen Anne dental office in Seattle WA. Preventative services are the best defense we have against the development of serious, potentially painful and expensive oral health problems.

  • Dental Exams allow us to thoroughly evaluate your oral health. We focus on your entire mouth to detect problems that may be developing, i.e. gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Digital x-rays allow us detect early problems developing beneath the surface. This allows us to address these problems before they become serious.
  • Routine teeth Cleanings eliminate plaque/tartar that cannot be removed at home with brushing and flossing. These teeth cleanings are an effective, vital defense against the development of gum disease. We will work with you to develop a plan that allows us to stay on top of receiving your regular cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments are another effective weapon in helping to maintain oral health. But everyone’s fluoridation needs are different, and — especially in the case of children — periodic exams can help us determine if fluoride should be a regular part of your preventive regimen.
  • Sealants are a thin, protective plastic coating applied to the grooves on the chewing surface of your teeth. Sealants can eliminate deep grooves in your molars, preventing those grooves from trapping plaque, and turning into cavities.

If you have a busy lifestyle, dental exams and teeth cleanings may unfortunately not be a high priority for you. If you’re not experiencing obvious signs of dental problems, like pain or swelling, it may not seem like a big deal to put off your dental appointment.

The problem is that tooth decay and gum disease can do significant damage even before they start to hurt or cause discomfort. This is the reason why the American Dental Association advocates biannual dental checkups and cleanings.

Professional teeth cleaning of plaque and tartar

The dental hygienist or dentist will ask you to cover yourself with the apron they provide. This is to protect your clothes from any stains during the procedure. Then the professional will start teeth cleaning  using a small mirror and a scaler. They will run the scaler around your gum line to remove the plaque and tartar.
This is a time-consuming procedure and will depend on the amount of tartar  in your mouth.
Note: It is important to brush and floss regularly to prevent such build-up of tartar in your mouth. In fact, in some cases some dental professionals may even use ultrasonic vibrating devices to break the tartar up if it is too hard to scrape.

Dental Cleaning with polishing paste

In this step, the dental healthcare professional will polish your teeth using some type of paste. They use an electric brush to deep clean and further remove any residues of plaque.
The procedure is excellent for making your teeth completely free of plaque. For this purpose, the professional may use the electric brush.

Professional flossing

Now that all the stains and tartars have been removed and your teeth are polished, it is time for some professional flossing. Your dental care provider can provide a much more professional session, irrespective of whether you floss at home regularly or not.
The expert will also locate any potential issues in your gum or between your teeth and get deep down to clean them. You may have bleeding gums during this procedure if you have problems in the gum area.
Overall, this is yet another method for further removing any plaque.

Fluoride treatment

This step requires you to rinse your mouth to clean it thoroughly using a liquid fluoride solution. This is the final point of the cleaning process and will help protect your teeth against issues like cavities until the next visit.
In this procedure, a gel or paste will be applied . Your dental professional can even use fluoride varnish to provide an extra protective layer to your teeth after the cleaning.
Unlike the mouth guard, the fluoride varnish is applied using a tiny brush. When it mixes with your saliva, the material will harden. But this will not prevent you from your regular activities, like eating and drinking.

Post teeth cleaning examination

Your dentist or dental hygienist might conduct a post-teeth cleaning examination again using the angled mirror and metal probe. There might be other types of dental instruments as well. This is to check for any signs of tooth decay or inflammation, redness, and deep pockets in the gum.
The dental care professional can even determine any early signs of oral cancer by looking at the soft tissues. It can even be treated if detected at an early stage.


Now that you understand the different procedures involved in professional dental cleaning, you may not feel anxious anymore. But if you still are bothered about the discomfort during the procedure, you can talk to your dentist about it. They might be able to provide you with some satisfactory solution.
But under no circumstance should you avoid getting your teeth cleaned at regular intervals. Alongside, it is also important to follow healthy oral hygiene on a daily basis to retain the strength and beauty of your teeth.

Easy Ways To Get Started

If you’d like to see the difference that gentle, personalized oral health care can make for you and your family, please contact our office in Queen Anne (Seattle) WA. We look forward to the opportunity to meet you and welcome you to our family

Call Us

Call (206) 486-8600 to schedule your initial consultation with our team.

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Flexible Payment Options

In addition, we also work with third party companies that can help you finance your dental treatment with convenient and affordable payment plans. We accept payment through Care Credit and Lending Club Solutions.

Please contact our office for more detailed information.

Most insurance accepted

We accept and are in network with most major PPO insurances. If you provide us with your insurance info, our staff can verify it. Insurance plans change frequently, so we’re constantly updating our coverage.

Please contact our office for more detailed information.

Pure Dental Arts in Seattle, WA

Pure Dental Arts
1503 Queen Anne Ave North.
Seattle, WA 98109

Contact Us

Phone: (206) 486-8600

Office Hours

  • Monday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
  • Tuesday: 10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Wednesday: 10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Thursday: 10.00am – 6.00pm
  • Friday: 7.30am – 4:00pm

Contact Us: If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact our Seattle dentist office by phone or via our convenient online contact form.
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