Dental Cleanings

At Gower Family Dentistry, we believe that maintaining a healthy smile is key to your overall well-being. Our dedicated team of dental professionals is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate dental care to the delightful community of Beaufort and its surrounding areas. With a blend of professionalism, warmth, and Southern charm, we are pleased to offer routine dental cleanings to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

Benefits of Routine Cleanings

Routine dental cleanings offer numerous benefits that contribute to the health and beauty of your smile. During a cleaning, our skilled dental hygienists will carefully remove plaque and tartar build-up from your teeth, including those hard-to-reach areas that brushing and flossing alone may miss. By eliminating these deposits, we help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Additionally, a professional cleaning gives your teeth a polished and refreshed appearance, enhancing your smile’s natural beauty and leaving you with a fresh and rejuvenated feeling.

How Often Should I Get Cleanings?

The frequency of dental cleanings depends on various factors, including your oral health, overall health, and any specific dental concerns you may have. For most patients, we recommend scheduling routine cleanings every six months. However, some individuals may require more frequent cleanings, especially if they have a history of gum disease, are prone to plaque build-up, or have certain medical conditions that impact oral health. During your comprehensive dental examination, our team will assess your unique needs and provide personalized recommendations on the ideal frequency of cleanings for your smile.

What To Expect: A Gentle and Relaxing Experience

We understand that visiting the dentist can be an anxious experience for some patients, but at Gower Family Dentistry, we strive to create a comfortable and soothing environment. When you arrive for your dental cleaning appointment, our friendly staff will warmly welcome you and ensure you feel at ease. Our dental hygienist will begin by assessing your oral health and discussing any concerns or questions you may have.

During the cleaning process, we use specialized instruments to gently remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and along the gumline. The procedure is generally painless, and our hygienists are trained to work with your comfort in mind. Once your teeth are thoroughly cleaned, they will be polished to a smooth and shiny finish, giving you that refreshing feeling and a dazzling smile.

Dental Cleaning Aftercare

After your dental cleaning, our team will provide you with helpful aftercare instructions to maintain the cleanliness and health of your smile. It’s important to continue practicing good oral hygiene habits at home, including brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and using mouthwash to rinse away bacteria. We may also recommend specific oral care products or techniques tailored to your unique needs.


Regular dental cleanings are an integral part of your oral health maintenance, but they work in conjunction with other preventive measures such as a balanced diet and regular dental examinations. By following a comprehensive oral care routine and staying committed to your dental health, you can enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.

Schedule Your Cleaning Today

At Gower Family Dentistry, we value your oral health and are excited to provide exceptional dental care with a family-friendly focus. We look forward to helping you maintain a healthy, radiant smile that shines bright.