(617) 776-9000

(617) 374-9500

(617) 764-1781

Why Choose Us?

  • Top quality and personalized dental care
  • Best and experienced dentists
  • General and cosmetic dentistry
  • The latest dental technology
  • Convenient location and hours of operation


All major insurances accepted


160 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: (617) 374-9500

120 Temple Street
Somerville, MA 02145
Phone: (617) 776-9000

Assembly Square
5 Middlesex Ave # 305
Somerville, MA 02145
Phone: (617) 764-1781

Teeth Cleaning

With hundreds of whitening products lining the shelves at the supermarket, many people don’t realize that they can actually have whiter teeth from the simple process of a professional teeth cleaning. Most dental practices offer this service, since it is an important first step in identifying other oral health problems.

Professional Cleaning for your Teeth

First the dental clinic will assign you to a dental hygienist who has been extensively trained to deep clean the teeth and gums, while evaluating your oral health at the same time.

What to Expect

During this session, plaque and tarter will be removed from your teeth with professional dental tools such as a super-sonic scaler, which breaks down hard tartar deposits with super-sonic vibration. Professional dental cleaning tools allow the hygienist to remove hidden buildup that flossing and brushing cannot reach. Most cleanings last less than one hour and most insurance companies pay for this service. A dentist will typically follow up with a patient after a cleaning if other issues are discovered. The dental office will provide information regarding follow-up appointments.

Related Services

For a more thorough cleaning, ask about a full-mouth deep scaling. These dental treatments can help to ensure that your gums never develop periodontal infection.

If you are looking for a full service dental center in Cambridge or Somerville, call us to make an appointment with the professionals at Avalon Dental Center. Patients leave our facility with teeth so clean they shine. We can provide cleanings for the entire family.