Shallowford Smiles - Chattanooga

Teeth Cleanings in Chattanooga

Invest in your oral health with regular dental check-ups and teeth cleanings. Schedule a dental visit every six months to preserve the beauty of your smile and ensure that your teeth and gums are clean and healthy.
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Invest In Your Oral Health With Professional Teeth Cleaning

Your oral health is an essential part of your well-being. Dental check-ups assess your overall oral health, including your dental hygiene. During your dental check-up, your dentist will remove plaque and tartar buildup that can’t be removed with regular brushing and flossing. If tartar buildup is not removed regularly, it can lead to bad breath, cavities, gum disease and tooth decay. Getting your teeth cleaned professionally will keep your teeth healthy and clean and prevent dental problems that could cause you pain and money in the future. Your next dental check-up will: 

  • Remove buildup in your teeth and gums that weakens your enamel.
  • Improve your oral hygiene and eliminate bad breath. 
  • Prevent cavities and tooth decay.
  • Remove teeth stains and discoloration to enhance your smile.
  • Prevent the accumulation of bacteria that cause gingivitis(inflammation of your gums). 
  • Assess your oral health, including your gum and soft tissue, to check for receding gums, chipped teeth, or any other signs of disease or infection.

Regular dental check-ups and teeth cleaning for kids and adults are essential to maintain oral health. Your teeth play a big part in your daily activities. Treat them right by scheduling a dental visit today.

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What Happens During A Teeth Cleaning?

While some discomfort is normal, teeth cleaning is simple and painless. Your next visit to the dentist does not have to be scary if you know what to expect. During your visit, we will: 

Check your gums

The first thing we do is assess your overall oral health. We examine your teeth, tongue, gums and soft tissue to get a clear picture of your oral health. We pay special attention to your gum line to check for receding gums, inflammation and early signs of gum disease. We also discuss any concerns you may have about your dental hygiene, including your flossing habits. 

Remove Plaque and Tartar

We want you to leave with healthy teeth and a happy smile, so we make sure to remove any plaque buildup on your teeth. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that builds up on your teeth from leftover food particles and saliva. If plaque isn’t removed regularly, it can calcify to form tartar. We remove the plaque and tartar trapped around your teeth and beneath your gum. You may hear scraping, but it will be over before you know it. After removing the plaque, we polish your teeth with a polishing paste to remove stains and perfect your smile. 

Perform a Dental Exam

Your newly cleaned teeth give a clearer picture of your oral health. We take a final look at your clean teeth to assess you for any dental issues. We look at your x-rays and dental history to screen for cavities and other structural tooth problems. We may also recommend further treatment if we discover areas of concern. We will help you develop an oral hygiene plan to meet your needs, so don’t be afraid to discuss any discomfort, tooth sensitivity or pain.

Cost Of Teeth Cleaning In Chattanooga

Teeth cleaning is a routine procedure and is covered by most insurance plans. You should get a dental check-up every six months to prevent complications that could cost you a lot of money in the long run. Without dental insurance, you can expect to pay between $120 and $300+, especially if you haven’t had a professional appointment in a long time.

The cost of your teeth cleaning will also depend on these important factors:

  • The condition of your oral health. 
  • Whether or not X-rays are required. 
  • The time and effort required to meet your dental needs. 
  • The type of equipment used to achieve the best result for your teeth. 

It is important to get your teeth checked regularly to maintain good oral health and avoid expensive dental treatments in the future.

Financing Options:

Your mouth is one of the most important investments that you can make in yourself. Many of our patients find it easier to break up the investment in their mouth into monthly payments. As such we work with Care Credit and Alphaeon to help. There are options ranging from 0% interest for 6 months, up to 60-month terms.


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Contact Us Today

We prioritize every aspect of your oral health so you can smile confidently. Contact us today to get a full assessment of your oral health, including your teeth, gums, soft tissue and bite. After the assessment, we will help you determine the best way to achieve your dental goals. Book a consultation today to keep gum disease and tooth decay at bay.

Frequently Asked Questions

We recommend you get your teeth cleaned every six months to prevent serious dental problems. However, depending on your dental needs, you may need more frequent visits. We will work with you to determine the best plan for your oral health.

Teeth cleanings are simple and painless. You can expect some discomfort, especially if it has been a while since your last appointment. Pain and sensitivity during a cleaning appointment are usually a sign of an underlying problem like gum inflammation or tooth decay. Y

Yes. Not only can you get your teeth cleaned if you have braces, but you should get your teeth cleaned regularly to remove plaque that builds up around each tooth’s brace mount and under the wires and bands.

Good dental practices are essential for maintaining your teeth after a dental appointment. Brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing regularly and using an antiseptic mouthwash daily help to kill bacteria and prevent plaque.

Brushing and flossing regularly are good dental practices for preventing buildup on your teeth, but once plaque hardens to form tartar, you will need to visit your dentist for professional cleaning.

You can eat immediately after regular teeth cleaning, but if you had a fluoride treatment, you should wait at least 30 minutes before eating. You may want to avoid extremely hot or cold foods that can increase sensitivity, as well as foods that could stain your teeth.

Paul Shearer

My recent visit to Shallowford Smiles was very pleasant and helpful. They worked me into their tight schedule on the same day that I called for an appointment. Erica was very friendly and thorough in her examination of my problem, and Dr. Wilkerson Provided professional counsel after reviewing my X-rays and 3-D images. My wife and I have been using Shallowford Services for several years, and I highly recommend them to anyone for dental care.


The experience of going to Shallowford Smiles has always been great for me. The staff has always been pleasant & helpful when answering questions. I'm especially grateful for their hygienists (Sarah is awesome!) & how great they are at what they do!

Rhonda Atkins

Dr. Brian Wilkinson has been my dentist for the past 8 years. He is absolutely the very best. Caring and has always been available to help me and my husband during several emergencies. He is always thanking his staff for their work while assisting him. He is so appreciative of them and does an amazing job. Great smile too.

Shallowford Smiles - Chattanooga

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