Teeth Cleaning

General Dentistry located in El Paso and Socorro, TX
Teeth Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning services offered in El Paso and Socorro, TX

Regular teeth cleanings can help build healthy teeth as you age. Mehrnoosh Darj, DDS, and the team at Affordable Dental Associates in El Paso and Socorro, Texas, provide comprehensive teeth cleanings for the whole family. The team works with you to ensure your teeth remain in optimal condition and cavity-free. Call the nearest office today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about teeth cleanings.

Teeth Cleaning Q&A

What is a teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleanings are preventive care services that remove plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from your teeth and gums. Plaque is a bacteria that clings to your teeth. When plaque sticks to your teeth, it releases toxins that eat away at your enamel — the hard layer that protects your teeth.


Plaque creates small holes in your teeth, called cavities or tooth decay. As the hole grows, it damages your natural tooth structure. Plaque and tartar can also accumulate on your gums and travel beneath your gumline, eroding the protective structures that support your teeth.


Regular teeth cleanings can help prevent plaque buildup and allow you to maintain oral health as you age. 

What does a teeth cleaning involve?


Before your teeth cleaning begins, the Affordable Dental Associates team reviews your dental history and performs a comprehensive exam. They visually inspect your face, jaws, teeth, and gums. The team also checks the roof of your mouth and inner cheeks for abnormal growths, sores, and lesions.


Next, the team may take digital X-rays to identify hidden signs of damage or decay. Once the exam is complete, they begin the cleaning process.


The team uses special dental tools to carefully remove plaque from your teeth and gumline. After they remove all visible signs of plaque, the team uses a high-powered toothbrush to thoroughly clean your teeth and remove any leftover debris. Finally, they floss your teeth, including the molars in the back of your mouth.

What are the benefits of a teeth cleaning?


Teeth cleanings offer many benefits for children and adults. Visiting Affordable Dental Associates for regular teeth cleanings can:

Brighten your teeth


Plaque and tartar cause tooth discoloration, leaving your teeth dark, brown, or yellow. Teeth cleanings remove this buildup to keep your teeth bright and white.

Prevent tooth decay and gum disease


Tooth decay and gum disease are two of the most common oral health conditions that can damage your smile. Teeth cleanings help keep your teeth healthy and strong.

Save you from extensive dental work


Preventive care is significantly less expensive than restorative treatments, like crowns and bridges, dental implants, and gum grafting. Investing in your smile now can save you money in the future.


Call Affordable Dental Associates today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about teeth cleaning.