MD & Washington DC Dental Deep Cleaning

Guard your smile against gum disease

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Deep cleanings for long-lasting dental health

Gum disease and plaque buildup can significantly affect your oral health, leading to issues like bad breath, tooth decay, and even tooth loss. Our MD & Washington DC deep cleaning services are designed to tackle these issues, promoting a healthy mouth and gums.

Deep cleaning, also known as scaling and root planing, involves removing plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline. This process not only cleans your teeth but also smoothens the root surfaces, preventing further buildup of tartar and bacteria.

At Tidewater Dental, we prioritize your oral health. Our goal is to ensure your deep cleaning treatment is thorough and comfortable, safeguarding your teeth and gums against future problems. Request an appointment today to take the first step towards a healthier smile!

When Our Dentists Recommend Deep Cleaning

Deep cleaning may be recommended to:

  • Address gum disease and prevent its progression
  • Remove tartar and plaque buildup that regular cleaning can’t
  • Improve bad breath caused by gum disease
  • Prepare the mouth for further dental treatments if necessary
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Are you an ideal candidate for dental deep cleaning?

Identifying whether you need a deep cleaning involves several key indicators:

  • Signs of gum disease: Swollen, bleeding gums, or pockets between your teeth and gums
  • Tartar buildup: Visible tartar deposits below the gumline
  • History of periodontal issues: Previous treatments or diagnoses of gum disease
  • Commitment to oral hygiene: Willingness to maintain excellent oral hygiene post-treatment

If you’re experiencing any signs of gum disease or have been advised to consider deep cleaning, our team is here to help. Visit us to determine if our MD & Washington DC deep cleaning is the most effective solution for you.

What to expect

Here’s what the deep cleaning process at Tidewater Dental involves:

  • An initial examination and x-rays to assess the extent of gum disease.
  • Detailed scaling to remove plaque and tartar from above and below the gumline.
  • Root planing to smooth out the roots and promote healing.
  • Possible adjunctive therapies if infections or deep pockets are present.
  • Guidance on aftercare and maintaining oral health post-procedure.

Expect a supportive and informative journey to improving your oral health with Tidewater Dental.

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Elevate your oral health

At Tidewater Dental, we welcome patients of all ages, regardless of how long it has been since their last visit. Our team is dedicated to providing a comfortable and stress-free experience.

  1. Schedule your visit
  2. Your first appointment will include a cleaning, exam, and x-rays
  3. We’ll evaluate your oral health and determine a suitable treatment for you

Why Choose Us?


We accept most insurance plans and offer flexible financing and payment options.

FREE teeth whitening for life

All our patients, including new patients, are eligible for a teeth whitening treatment.

We treat patients of all ages

Efficient & friendly dental care that makes both adults and little ones feel good.

Same-day appointments

Experiencing an emergency? No need to worry. We’re here for you.

Frequently asked questions about deep cleanings

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How often do I need a deep cleaning?

Deep cleaning frequency depends on your oral health status. Some may need it more regularly than others, especially those with a history of gum disease.

How do I care for my teeth after a deep cleaning?

After a deep cleaning, maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial. This includes regular brushing, flossing, and using antiseptic mouthwash as recommended by your dentist.

Can deep cleaning cure gum disease?

While deep cleaning can significantly reduce the signs and progression of gum disease, ongoing maintenance and care are essential for long-term health.

Is deep cleaning painful?

You may experience some discomfort, but our sedation options and other pain management techniques can make the process comfortable.

How long does a deep cleaning take?

The length of the procedure varies depending on the extent of cleaning needed, often completed in one to two visits.

Hear from our patients

“Tidewater Dental is very nice — the staff is friendly and very professional. It has a family-like atmosphere. Highly recommended.”

— Allison O.

“Tidewater Dental is incredible! Our whole family uses them and we have recommended them to many friends and family. We have had great experiences with the front office, nurses, and the dentist.”

— Swann Family

“Tidewater Dental comfortably meets my dental needs. Cleanings and check ups are always a pleasant and safe experience. “

— Doug S.

Investing in your health goes a long way

We take care of all the details so you can focus on your health. Our offices accept most insurance plans. No insurance? Sign up for an annual Tidewater Dental Membership. Enjoy free x-rays, low-cost exams, and up to 50% off most other treatments. Membership starts at just $120/year!

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No insurance? We’ve got you.

Sign up for an annual Tidewater Dental Membership. Enjoy free x-rays, low-cost exams, and up to 50% off most other treatments. Membership starts at just $120/year!

Convenient & Efficient Appointments

We know you have a busy life, so we do all we can to ensure your experience at the dentist is simple and easy. We guarantee that your appointment will start on time and offer multiple locations and same-day appointments.

Our Locations

Tidewater Dental
Charlotte Hall

30320 Triangle Dr., Suite 4
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Get Directions

(301) 359-1717

Mon - Thu: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

10113 Ward Rd.
Dunkirk, MD 20754
Get Directions

(301) 327-3314

Mon - Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Washington, DC

4740 Connecticut Ave NW #102
Washington, DC 20008
Get Directions

(202) 537-0003

Mon - Thur: 7:00am -  5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Glen Burnie

1720 Crain Highway S., Suite 103
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Get Directions

(410) 761-0095

Mon - Thur: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fri - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

2830 Campus Way N. Suite 614
Lanham, MD 20706
Get Directions

(301) 955-9198

Mon - Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am - 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Lexington Park

2134 Great Mills Rd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653
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(301) 862-3900

Mon - Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental
Prince Frederick

700 Prince Frederick Blvd.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Get Directions

(410) 414-8333

Mon - Thu: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED

Tidewater Dental

13350 HG Trueman Rd.
Solomons, MD 20688
Get Directions

(410) 326-4078

Mon - Thu: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 7:00am – 4:00pm

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