Teeth Cleanings

Family Dentistry located in Walnut Creek, CA

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Teeth Cleanings

One of the best ways to keep your teeth white, bright, and healthy is with regular professional teeth cleaning. At Walnut Woods Dental in Walnut Creek, California, Ashley Kim, DDS, and her team provide patients with experienced teeth cleaning services, helping them maintain their oral health for years to come. To schedule your teeth cleaning appointment, call the office or request an appointment using the online tool today. 

Teeth Cleanings Q&A

Why is teeth cleaning important?


Teeth cleaning is a preventive dental procedure that involves the removal of plaque, tartar, and stains from the teeth. It is an essential part of maintaining good oral health. Even with regular brushing and flossing, some areas of the mouth can be difficult to clean effectively, leading to the buildup of plaque and tartar. Professional teeth cleaning helps remove these deposits, preventing gum disease, cavities, and other oral health issues.

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?


The frequency of teeth cleaning depends on several factors, including your oral health condition and individual needs. As a general guideline, most individuals benefit from a professional teeth cleaning every six months. However, some patients may require more frequent cleanings, especially if they have gum disease, a history of dental issues, or certain medical conditions. Dr. Kim will assess your oral health during a comprehensive examination and recommend the appropriate frequency for your teeth cleanings.

What happens during a teeth cleaning appointment?

During your teeth cleaning appointment at Walnut Woods Dental, a skilled dental hygienist will perform a thorough cleaning of your teeth and gums. This typically involves:

Plaque and tartar removal

The hygienist will use specialized dental instruments to gently remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gumline.

Teeth polishing

After removing the buildup, your teeth will be polished using a professional-grade toothpaste and a rotating brush, leaving them smooth and shiny.

Oral hygiene education

The Walnut Woods Dental team will provide personalized oral hygiene instructions, including proper brushing and flossing techniques, to help you maintain a healthy smile between dental visits.

What are the benefits of professional teeth cleaning?

Professional teeth cleaning offers numerous benefits, including:

Removal of plaque and tartar

Regular cleanings help eliminate plaque and tartar, reducing the risk of gum disease, cavities, and tooth loss.

Fresher breath

By removing bacteria and food particles from hard-to-reach areas, teeth cleaning helps eliminate bad breath.

Early detection of dental issues

During the cleaning, Dr. Kim will examine your teeth and gums, allowing for the early detection of dental problems, such as cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer.

Brighter smile

Teeth cleaning removes surface stains, restoring the natural brightness of your teeth and enhancing your smile.


Walnut Woods Dental understands the importance of regular teeth cleaning for maintaining optimal oral health. Dr. Kim and the dedicated team are here to answer your questions and provide exceptional dental care. Contact the office today to schedule your teeth cleaning appointment and experience the benefits of a healthy, beautiful smile.