Teeth Cleaning Specialist

Lisa M. Lynch DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Bergen County, Midland Park, NJ

Even people who follow the most careful teeth cleaning routine at home benefit from professional teeth cleaning. This twice-a-year treatment keeps smiles bright and teeth and gums healthy. Lisa Lynch, DDS, offers professional teeth cleaning at Lisa M. Lynch DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Midland Park, New Jersey. Benefit from the personalized care offered at this boutique practice, where every patient is treated like family. Call today or request an appointment online.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

What is professional teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleaning is a professional service typically done by a dental hygienist at your twice-yearly checkup. A professional teeth cleaning is far more extensive than a teeth cleaning you can do at home. Your provider uses specialized equipment and cleaning products to get into hard-to-reach areas and remove stuck-on plaque.

Dental cleaning is done before your main dental exam with Dr. Lynch. This allows her an unobstructed view of your teeth during her assessment.

What happens at a professional teeth cleaning visit?

A professional dental cleaning does more than just clean your teeth and freshen your breath. It involves several essential steps that promote oral health and prevent dental issues from going undetected or developing.

Plaque and tartar removal

Plaque forms every day on your teeth. To prevent this buildup, you must brush your teeth at least twice a day. Tartar (calculus) forms when plaque sits on a tooth long enough to harden and stick to the tooth, making it difficult to remove. Once tartar forms, only a professional dental cleaning can remove it.

Tooth polishing

Once the plaque is gone, your provider brushes your teeth using a gritty toothpaste that cleans, removes stains, and polishes. You should never use this type of toothpaste outside of your twice-yearly dental exam as it can scrub away your tooth enamel if used incorrectly.


Your provider flosses to remove any remaining plaque and toothpaste and to more thoroughly inspect your gum health.

Fluoride treatment

A fluoride treatment is a preventive treatment to help protect against cavities between checkups.

Practicing good dental hygiene keeps your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy for years to come.

What are the benefits of a professional teeth cleaning?

Many people look forward to their twice-yearly teeth cleaning. Besides making their mouth feel fresh and their smile brighter, they also benefit from the following:

  • Cavity prevention
  • Reduced risk of gum disease
  • Fresh-smelling breath
  • Reduced risk of tooth loss

Medical professionals have also found links between healthy gums and a reduced risk of diabetes, premature birth, and dementia.

Teeth cleaning is vital to maintaining a healthy smile and overall well-being. Dr. Lynch provides expert dental treatment and easy-to-follow advice so that you can continue to take excellent care of your teeth at home.

Schedule your next appointment today. Call Lisa M. Lynch DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry or use the online scheduling tool.