Dental Cleaning & Hygiene in Clearwater

At Beyond Dentistry Clearwater, Dr. Hiba Alqasemi and Dr. Ziad Adham strive to do everything they can to make sure your grin stays healthy and strong while keeping an eye out for any potential problem areas—and regular dental cleaning and hygiene visits are one the simplest ways to prevent serious oral health issues (like cavities and gum disease). Regular dental cleanings are the cornerstone of general dentistry to help get your smile on the right track.

What is a dental cleaning?

During a basic dental cleaning (or prophylaxis), our dental hygienists thoroughly remove disease-causing bacteria from the surface of the teeth to inhibit the intensification of harmful oral diseases (like gum disease and tooth decay).

When are dental cleanings necessary?

Some patients ask, “how often should you get your teeth cleaned?” For most patients, we recommend scheduling routine visits every six months so your dental hygienist can clean away any plaque, bacteria, or minor stains that may have built up since your previous visit.

Our dental cleaning and hygiene process: What to expect

Professional dental cleanings are crucial for your smile and overall health. As our talented dental hygienists clean your teeth, they will also inspect the mouth for indications of any potentially concerning issues, such as cavities, oral cancer, or gum disease. Using professional-grade tools, our dental hygienists can remove harmful plaque and bacteria from the teeth and gums and polish your pearly whites for a healthy, luminous smile.

Have questions about dental cleanings in Clearwater, FL?

Check out these frequently asked questions about various types of dental cleanings in Largo, FL, Clearwater, or surrounding cities, or call us at (727) 304-3156 to speak with our team.

Does Teeth Cleaning hurt?

In short, teeth cleaning SHOULD NOT hurt. But, if a patient feels discomfort during a basic teeth cleaning or dental exam, this might indicate an underlying oral health issue (like tooth decay). So, please let your nearby Largo dental team know if you’re suffering from any pain during dental cleanings.

How Long Does A teeth cleaning take?

Typically, basic dental cleaning does not take longer than an hour, and many of our Clearwater and Largo, FL, dental patients get their teeth cleaned on their lunch breaks.


Keeping up with your at-home oral hygiene is just as important as attending professional cleanings and is one of the best ways to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy. We recommend brushing your teeth at least twice daily for two minutes, using fluoride-rich toothpaste, and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Also, it’s important to floss at least once every day (ideally before going to bed) to eliminate food particles, plaque, and bacteria that brushing can’t get rid of on its own.

With all things considered, regular brushing and flossing can only accomplish so much. Our Beyond Dentistry Clearwater dental hygienists have specialized tools to eradicate sneaky and stubborn plaque, tartar, and food particles above and below the gum line.

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Oral Health is essential to your body's
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Oral Health is essential to your body's overall wellbeing


Professional Cleaning

To start things off, we’ll perform a complete cleaning of your teeth and gums, using special tools to remove any plaque and tartar that may have built up along the gumline. Essential aspects of your cleaning will include thorough flossing between your teeth in all those hard-to-reach places, and scraping off plaque that has accumulated along the gum line. To finish the cleaning process, we’ll polish your teeth, leaving you feeling refreshed, revitalized, and ready to smile.

Any Necessary X-Rays

If you’re new to the office or haven’t had dental x-rays in a while, your Clearwater dentist may recommend that you take some during your preventive care appointment. Dental x-rays let us see what’s going on beneath the surface of your smile, giving us the ability to find issues that may not be visible otherwise. With x-rays, we’re able to make more accurate diagnoses and create more effective and efficient treatment plans.

Comprehensive Exam

Your dentist will review your x-rays and then take a thorough look at your teeth, gums, and the rest of your mouth. If we spot any issues, we’ll take the time to educate you on our findings, so you can keep your dental health on the right track. We make it our goal to keep you educated about your oral well-being, so you can make the right decisions for your smile.

Personalized Treatment Plan

Using the information we’ve gathered with your exam and x-rays, we’ll work together with you to craft a treatment plan customized for your unique oral health needs, budget, and lifestyle. If everything looks good, we’ll simply schedule your next routine cleaning and checkup.

Schedule Follow Up Appointment

Our Clearwater team is here for you! No matter what kind of treatment you schedule, our team is standing by to answer any questions you may have about insurance, financing, or anything else. We’ll do everything possible to make sure your every visit is straightforward and stress-free.
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