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Dental Cleanings in Virginia Beach, VA

Has it been a while since your last dental visit? Does your family need to schedule a routine cleaning? Contact Coastal General Dentistry for dental cleanings in Virginia Beach, VA.

Dental cleanings are part of general dentistry and help prevent tooth and gum infections. Led by Dr. Cappy Sinclair, our skilled team offers thorough cleanings to keep your smile healthy.

Our dental hygienists use special tools to clean your teeth and gums. These tools remove plaque and tartar that you can’t get rid of at home.

We check for signs of tooth decay and gum disease. Tooth infections often cause pain, sensitivity, and discoloration. Early gum disease signs include red, swollen, or painful gums. We can treat these issues if caught early.

Keep reading to learn more about the types of cleanings we offer and the benefits of regular dental cleanings.

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The Benefits of Dental Cleanings

Even if you brush and floss daily, bacteria and plaque can still build up in your mouth. This buildup can cause bad breath, gum disease, cavities, and other dental health problems. Dental cleanings are the best way to prevent these issues.

Regular dental cleanings with our gentle hygienist provide many benefits. A professional cleaning is much more effective than brushing and flossing alone

First, we remove plaque and tartar from your teeth, which can lead to cavities and gum disease. We can reach the areas that your toothbrush and floss might miss.

Second, regular cleanings allow our hygienist to check for early signs of oral health problems. Our dentist can spot issues not visible to the naked eye, like gingivitis and cavities. Catching these problems early makes them easier to treat.

Finally, regular dental cleanings boost your confidence in your smile. You’ll feel much better after we remove all the bacteria buildup from your teeth.

You only need a professional dental cleaning twice a year. This small time commitment can bring major rewards for your dental health. Don’t wait any longer; the confidence from a bright and healthy smile makes the trip to the dentist worthwhile.

Types of Dental Cleanings in Virginia Beach, VA

We can perform several main types of dental cleanings for our patients. These include Prophylaxis, scaling and root planing, and gum maintenance.


Regular cleanings help prevent diseases like periodontitis. During these cleanings, our hygienist will remove tartar (also called calculus) from your teeth and gums. Routine cleanings also help freshen your breath and brighten your smile. We’ll remove food debris from your teeth that may also be causing bad breath.

Scaling and Root Planing

At our Virginia Beach office, we offer scaling and root planing to treat gum disease. Scaling cleans plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Root planing smooths out the tooth roots and removes buildup from under your gums. Together, these treatments help prevent deep gum pockets and tooth loss from gum disease.

Periodontal Maintenance

We recommend periodontal or gum maintenance for patients with gum disease who need extra care. This type of cleaning happens more often than regular cleanings, so you can trust that you’re getting the best care for your gums.

Dental Cleanings for Children

Our family dental office provides routine care and cleanings for children! These cleanings are crucial for helping your child develop healthy habits and ensure a lifetime of bright smiles. Regular checkups help prevent cavities and tooth decay, and we can spot issues early during these visits.

We know that many people, especially kids, may feel nervous about the dentist. To help your child feel more comfortable, you can read books or play games about visiting the dentist before their appointment. Bringing a favorite toy or blanket can also help them feel at ease.

Our gentle hygienists will make sure your child feels relaxed during their cleaning. Schedule an appointment today for your child to meet our friendly dentists and caring team!

Dental Cleanings FAQs

Learn more about dental cleanings in our Virginia Beach, VA office with answers to these patient questions:

How long does a dental cleaning appointment typically take?

A dental cleaning appointment at our Virginia Beach dental office typically takes one hour. This may include a visual check for oral diseases, x-rays, and a bite evaluation.

Does a dental cleaning hurt?

No, dental cleanings should not cause pain. Our dental hygienist will not need to numb your mouth. A dental cleaning should be gentle enough to feel like you are getting a massage for your mouth. But it should be thorough enough to effectively clean your mouth.

Can I eat or drink before a dental cleaning?

Yes, you can eat or drink before a routine cleaning. We suggest brushing your teeth before visiting us for a dental cleaning. This will help our dentist and hygienist when they are checking your teeth. A brushing will remove any food particles that may prevent our dentist from finding all dental issues.

Can dental cleanings help treat bad breath?

Yes, cleanings can treat halitosis or bad breath. Food, medications, medical conditions, and poor oral hygiene can create bad breath. Removing harmful bacteria or leftover food from the mouth with a cleaning can reduce bad breath.

If you have bad breath because of gum disease, tooth decay, or a dental abscess, we will recommend further treatment. We can also provide tips for at-home oral hygiene if you have bad breath due to poor brushing and flossing. 

Call Our Office Today

Are you ready to schedule a dental cleaning near you in our Virginia Beach family dental office? Call us at 757-216-9914 or schedule an appointment with our team online. Also, don’t forget to let our team know if you have questions about your oral health care needs.

We will recommend a cleaning schedule based on your dental problems and help answer your questions. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit!