Dental





Teeth Cleaning

Restorative Dentistry in Seattle

Teeth cleaning, also known as prophylaxis, is a procedure for the removal of tartar (mineralized plaque) that may develop even with careful brushing and flossing, especially in areas that are difficult to reach in routine toothbrushing. It is often done by a dental hygienist. Professional cleaning includes tooth scaling and tooth polishing and debridement if too much tartar has accumulated. This involves the use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth.

As to the frequency of cleaning, careful research has not shown that more frequent cleaning leads to better outcomes. A review of the research literature on the question concluded “the research evidence is not of sufficient quality to reach any conclusions regarding the beneficial and adverse effects of routine scaling and polishing for periodontal health and regarding the effects of providing this intervention at different time intervals”

Thus, any general recommendation for a frequency of routine cleaning (e.g. every six months, every year) has no empirical basis Moreover, as economists have pointed out, dentists (or other dental professionals) have an incentive to recommend frequent cleaning because it increases their revenues. Law professor Ian Ayres, author of Super Crunchers, has even questioned “Is Tooth Cleaning a Scam?

Most dental hygienists recommend having the teeth professionally cleaned every six months. More frequent cleaning and examination may be necessary during treatment of dental and other oral disorders. Routine exam of the teeth is recommended at least every year. This may include yearly, select dental X-rays. See also dental plaque identification procedure and removal. Between cleanings by a dental hygienist, good oral hygiene helps to prevent cavities, tartar build-up, and gum disease.

If you are in need of teeth cleaning in Seattle, North Seattle, Northgate, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Kenmore, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Kirkland, Bothell, Lake Forest Park, Bellevue, Mercer Island, Everett, Medina, and Woodinville, call A Dental & Denture at (206) 440-1500.





Your Healthy Smile Is Just A Phone Call Away.
(206) 440-1500
Mon - Wed: 9AM - 5PM / Fri: 9AM - 3PM
11540 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125

Testimonials
Our Patients Love Us

The work is excellent and done quickly. Every step was well explained with the necessary information to make informed decisions. Chair side attention to comfort, concerns (anxiety) and keeping you "in the loop" is exceptional. I feel quite blessed that I was able to chose A Dental & Denture to provide me with a brand new smile.

Marc A. on Google

Excellent work, excellent service. I could not be happier my experience at A Dental. I highly recommend them.

Ellen P. on Google

Staff was very professional and accommodating, from the moment you enter the clinic until you leave. My fear of the dentist disappeared because of their warm welcome and cheerful disposition. Dr. Tarleton is undoubtedly highly skilled and showed good patient care by explaining every detail of the procedure that I underwent as well as post-op care and follow up. I had a very pleasant experience so I am highly recommending the whole dental team. If only I can give more than 5 stars---they are a perfect ten!

Bridel C. on Google

The team at A Dental & Denture made the whole process a very pleasant experience. They service and care provide was great and I love my new smile!

Robert C. on Google

I am so grateful for finding A Dental & Denture. Everyone is so friendly, kind and I can honestly say they really care about you. I never thought I'd ever say I enjoy going to the dentist but I look forward to seeing the whole staff. A wonderful experience. Angela you are the best! Thank you all for helping me.

Rick S. on Google

Any time I am in dire straits with the curse of my life, my bad teeth, I will go and see Angela, who is always the saving angel: she can help where others can't! I arrived without an appointment, because I had had an accident with my denture the night before (it broke apart) - I did not even have to wait long before Angela could see me, and a few hours later I walked out with everything repaired as perfectly as possible.
Thank you everyone for welcoming me back like an old friend!

Dorothea S. on Google

These are the friendliest, hospitable, and flexible dentists I've ever been to. They bent over backwards to meet my needs. They also offered complimentary coffee and massage chair to help me relax after getting fillings.
They also guarantee their work and really stand by that. They saw me multiple extra times to answer questions and help me address concerns I had about them. Turns out I just have irritable teeth!
I recommend Dr. Angela and Dr. Tom to anyone with teeth...or who wants teeth!

Josh J. on Google

I have had only excellent care from Angela and her team. They are professional, caring and upbeat always and I had great results with my new dentures. I would highly recommend them for care.

Carmel P. on Google

Love love love this place especially the staff! This is a well run office and wait time for me has never been long. I moved away but have yet to find another dentist I like so I make the drive to stay with A Dental & Denture.

Teresa W. on Google

Great environment to be in, nice neat office. Service is excellent!! Best part is the staff, super friendly and funny!! Always a good time when Im here. 100% RECOMMENDED!!

Rocky B. on Yelp

Great customer service!! I'm one happy customer. My teeth are sparkling white right after my dental cleaning. Very precise with the schedule and follow ups. I highly recommend this place!!

Raymar M. on Yelp
Review
Our Patients Love Us

The work is excellent and done quickly. Every step was well explained with the necessary information to make informed decisions. Chair side attention to comfort, concerns (anxiety) and keeping you "in the loop" is exceptional. I feel quite blessed that I was able to chose A Dental & Denture to provide me with a brand new smile.

Marc A. on Google

Excellent work, excellent service. I could not be happier my experience at A Dental. I highly recommend them.

Ellen P. on Google

Staff was very professional and accommodating, from the moment you enter the clinic until you leave. My fear of the dentist disappeared because of their warm welcome and cheerful disposition. Dr. Tarleton is undoubtedly highly skilled and showed good patient care by explaining every detail of the procedure that I underwent as well as post-op care and follow up. I had a very pleasant experience so I am highly recommending the whole dental team. If only I can give more than 5 stars---they are a perfect ten!

Bridel C. on Google

The team at A Dental & Denture made the whole process a very pleasant experience. They service and care provide was great and I love my new smile!

Robert C. on Google

I am so grateful for finding A Dental & Denture. Everyone is so friendly, kind and I can honestly say they really care about you. I never thought I'd ever say I enjoy going to the dentist but I look forward to seeing the whole staff. A wonderful experience. Angela you are the best! Thank you all for helping me.

Rick S. on Google

Any time I am in dire straits with the curse of my life, my bad teeth, I will go and see Angela, who is always the saving angel: she can help where others can't! I arrived without an appointment, because I had had an accident with my denture the night before (it broke apart) - I did not even have to wait long before Angela could see me, and a few hours later I walked out with everything repaired as perfectly as possible.
Thank you everyone for welcoming me back like an old friend!

Dorothea S. on Google

These are the friendliest, hospitable, and flexible dentists I've ever been to. They bent over backwards to meet my needs. They also offered complimentary coffee and massage chair to help me relax after getting fillings.
They also guarantee their work and really stand by that. They saw me multiple extra times to answer questions and help me address concerns I had about them. Turns out I just have irritable teeth!
I recommend Dr. Angela and Dr. Tom to anyone with teeth...or who wants teeth!

Josh J. on Google

I have had only excellent care from Angela and her team. They are professional, caring and upbeat always and I had great results with my new dentures. I would highly recommend them for care.

Carmel P. on Google

Love love love this place especially the staff! This is a well run office and wait time for me has never been long. I moved away but have yet to find another dentist I like so I make the drive to stay with A Dental & Denture.

Teresa W. on Google

Great environment to be in, nice neat office. Service is excellent!! Best part is the staff, super friendly and funny!! Always a good time when Im here. 100% RECOMMENDED!!

Rocky B. on Yelp

Great customer service!! I'm one happy customer. My teeth are sparkling white right after my dental cleaning. Very precise with the schedule and follow ups. I highly recommend this place!!

Raymar M. on Yelp