What happens during a dental cleaning?

Your Jacksonville FL dentist Dr. Shields wants to reassure you that a regular cleaning is a simple, pain-free procedure designed to keep your mouth health and clean! A cleaning appointment focuses on:

  • Plaque removal: Tartar and plaque can build up above the gum line and unseen below the gum line and lead to periodontal disease. Even when you brush and floss regularly at home, it can be impossible to remove all of the debris and bacteria that cause this buildup. Your Smiles by Shields hygienists are specially trained to locate and remove this harmful buildup that can damage your health.
  • A healthier looking smile: Even with brushing and flossing at home, food and beverages can stain teeth over time. Coffee, tea, red wine, and foods can all contribute to brown or yellow tooth stains. Dental cleanings help remove this buildup so your smile looks brighter and whiter.
  • Refreshed breath: Some bad breath (or halitosis) can’t be controlled at home. Periodontal disease causes bad breath as bacteria builds up and food particles decay below the gum line. Prophylaxis removes all of this debris so your breath is refreshed.

After your cleaning with your Jacksonville FL dentist,  you’ll feel refreshed and ready for the next 6-month interval until you can come back and do it again!


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Smiles by Shields
3940 San Jose Park Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32217