There is no substitute dental cleanings by the “pros” … for a healthy smile, minty-fresh mouth

All About Beautiful Smiles is led by a dentist who has quite literally written the book on the delightful dental experience! As the author of The Delightful Dental Experience 2.0, Dr. Tejumade St. Matthew-Daniel takes patient satisfaction very seriously – and it shows! From the moment you walk in the door of our office in Orlando, Florida, for your cleaning (or other service), we are confident you’ll feel like you belong here. You’ll be greeted by soothing aromatherapy, relaxing music, a full array of complimentary beverages, and fresh fruit while you wait. Treatment rooms are well-stocked with cozy pillows and blankets, invigorating towelettes, and lip balm. 

We prioritize these aspects of our practice, and indeed, they are foundational to our practice because we know that comfortable patients who trust us will keep coming back for the care that they need to be healthy and happy. And professional cleanings are the foundation of a preventative care regimen that protects the teeth, gums, and mouth. 

When oral health is protected, your overall health and well-being are also supported because your body depends on the teeth and surrounding structures for so many vital functions. Also, many oral conditions are risk factors for systemic disease. So, by keeping your mouth healthy, we help protect against other diseases and manage any existing conditions you may have. 

Lastly, professional cleanings and related services are a non-invasive and affordable alternative to treatments designed to restore the teeth after damage has occurred.

The skinny on cleanings by the pros 

It is generally advised to visit your dentist’s office for a dental cleaning once every six months or twice yearly. We say “generally” because some patients may need more frequent cleanings than others. This depends on your unique risk factors for conditions like gum disease and tooth decay. 

You may be at risk of developing these damaging diseases if you:

  • Smoke or vape
  • Use other tobacco- or nicotine-containing products
  • Exercise inconsistent oral hygiene 
  • Have challenges to good nutrition 
  • Take medications with side effects like dry mouth
  • Have been diagnosed with diabetes and other conditions that affect healing and your body’s ability to protect itself from infection

These cleanings are also a great complement to excellent care at home. Our skilled and patient dental hygienists help to manage the risks of developing tooth decay and other diseases by removing stubborn plaque build-up. This substance, or tartar, can only be removed with special dental instruments and professional techniques. They also remove the germs that contribute to bad breath and the surface stains that take away from the beauty of your smile. Before our patients leave, their teeth are polished with a flavored paste. Our patients at All About Beautiful Smiles love how fresh their teeth feel afterward. 

Of course, no cleaning would be complete without providing tips on products to use and other ways to keep your teeth feeling, looking, and “being” their healthy best. 

Call our Orlando, FL office today at (407) 954-8448 to schedule your visit. We look forward to delighting you!

Your Best Dental Cleaning!

Dr. Tejumade St. Matthew Daniel - Dental Cleaning
Join Dr. St. Mathew Daniel from All About Beautiful Smiles as she explains the art of dental cleanings. Discover personalized care, the importance of maintenance, and why regular visits lead to healthier, happier smiles. Don't miss this essential guide to optimal oral care!

What are the different types of dental cleanings?

The different types of dental cleanings depend on the condition of your mouth. We conduct a comprehensive examination of your gums to detect any bone loss or bleeding and to assess the general appearance of your gums. Based on the findings, we’ll suggest the type of cleaning that will suit you best.

What is the importance of dental cleaning?

Dental cleaning is essential for maintaining oral health. It helps prevent damage from irritants around the gums. Regular dental cleanings keep the mouth healthy and prevent bone loss, a significant issue in oral health. Symptoms of gum disease can be subtle, such as bleeding gums or bad breath. Therefore, it’s important to come in for regular check-ups to avoid these issues.

How often should I come in for a dental cleaning?

The frequency of dental cleanings depends on your oral health. Factors include bone loss, gum bleeding, inflammation, or pus. We will be able to guide you on the frequency of cleanings based on these factors when you visit our office.

Is dental cleaning painful?

Dental cleaning is generally comfortable. In cases where there is extensive work to be done under the gums, we numb the area to ensure your comfort. We also offer nitrous gas, also known as laughing gas, to make the experience as pleasant as possible.

How long should a typical dental cleaning take?

A typical dental cleaning without any complications takes about 30 to 45 minutes. However, if there is bone loss, inflammation, or excessive bleeding, the procedure may take longer. The duration is individual-based and depends on the health of your gums.

What happens during a typical dental cleaning?

During a typical dental cleaning, your hygienist will measure your gums and use an ultrasonic cleaner to clean around the gums. We sometimes use a hand scaler to ensure all areas are clean. The procedure ends with a polish that leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean.

Are dental hygienists able to remove all tartar during a dental checkup?

Dental hygienists can remove all tartar. In some cases where tartar is deep within the gums, you may need to see a specialist. We also use antibiotic medicaments that help kill bacteria and soften accumulations, making it easier to remove when you clean.

Can dental cleaning damage the teeth?

Dental cleaning does not damage your teeth. It benefits the teeth when done correctly by a professional. At All About Beautiful Smiles, our dental hygienists ensure the best care for your teeth.

How do I treat sensitive teeth after dental cleaning?

It is normal for teeth to be sensitive for a few hours or days after dental cleaning. If the sensitivity persists, please contact our office. We can provide desensitizing trays for you to use. Generally, the sensitivity subsides after a few hours or days.

If you have any further questions, we would be delighted to welcome you as a patient so that we can address your concerns directly. Feel free to give us a call or send a text to (407) 290-9588‬‬. We are eager to meet you and contribute to your health journey.

Dr. St. Matthew-Daniel, All About Beautiful Smiles, FL

Dr. St. Matthew-Daniel, a highly skilled and accomplished dental luminary since 2005, leads All About Beautiful Smiles. Her expertise spans cosmetic dentistry, laser-based periodontal surgery, dental implants, Invisalign®, endodontics, and sleep apnea.

A University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine graduate, she pursued advanced training at Seton Hall University, gaining mastery. A pioneer in dental implantology, she holds a Mastership from The International Congress of Oral Implantology. Her passion for excellence led her to the Strupp Post Graduate School of Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute. Driven by service, she founded the Future Dentists Club. Trust her for a remarkable dental journey!