Professional Dental Exams & Teeth Cleaning

Highly-Rated Dental Team in Downtown Seattle

It is all too common for people to operate under the assumption that merely brushing and flossing their teeth daily will negate the necessity of visiting a dentist. Others are apprehensive about visiting a dentist for a multitude of reasons. However, maintaining your oral health through proper dental care is just as important as your overall wellness.

Seattle Dental Associates provides thorough teeth cleanings to patients in downtown Seattle to promote healthy teeth and good dental hygiene.

Call our experienced dental team at 206.343.8774 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online.
Our office is conveniently located in downtown Seattle near Amazon in the Medical Dental Building.

Comprehensive Dental Checkups

At Seattle Dental Associates, we make it our top priority to keep you smiling, so we recommend that you visit our dental office at least twice a year to ensure the absolute best services for your teeth and gums.

During a dental checkup, you will receive:

  • A routine dental exam
  • A thorough dental cleaning
  • X-rays, if needed
  • Advice from your local Seattle dentist about your oral health

Our routine dental exams and cleanings are perfect for kids and adults of all ages, and we will do everything we can to ensure that your time with us is as comfortable as possible.

During the process, we will carefully examine your teeth and gums to ensure good health and detect any problems in their early stages. Our family-friendly practice has delivered exceptional dental care to Seattle residents for over a decade, and our priority is maintaining each of our patient’s bright, shining smiles.

Why Choose Seattle Dental Associates?

Experienced dentists who invest in continuing education

Highly-rated dental team with a 4.9 Google star rating

Convenient downtown location in the Medical Dental building near Amazon

Dental Membership Plan

Seattle Met Top Dentist since 2013

Near Westlake Link Lightrail stop and over 30+ bus routes

Validated parking at Pacific Place

Friendly, relaxing atmosphere for all ages

Benefits of Professional Dental Cleanings and Good Oral Hygiene

Brushing your teeth at least twice per day and flossing daily will help remove plaque buildup in your mouth, but eliminating it is almost impossible. Once plaque hardens and becomes tartar, you will require a professional dental cleaning for effective removal. If left alone, the bacteria found in plaque and tartar can cause inflammation in your gums or lead to an infection that can destroy your teeth surrounding tissue.

Professional dental care at Seattle Dental Associates will help you avoid gum disease and other health risks associated with poor oral hygiene, such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Additional benefits include fresher breath and improved confidence in your smile.

Below are a few of the benefits of practicing good oral hygiene.

  • You have less plaque to remove during routine dental checkups
  • Professional cleanings are faster and more comfortable
  • You minimize the need for dental procedures due to tooth decay or gum disease
  • You reduce your annual dental budget
  • You feel healthier
  • Your breath is fresher
  • You are more confident about your smile
Healthy Teeth, Healthy Body

Problems that could occur with teeth are not like those with the body. More often than not, you know if something is wrong with your body because you feel pain or some kind of discomfort. With your teeth, pain is often the last sign before permanent damage occurs. But by maintaining the health of your mouth, your body benefits as well. Oral health is an important factor in aiding digestion, preventing tooth loss, and warding off disease. Poor oral health could contribute to heart disease and diabetes. At Seattle Dental Associates, we work towards ensuring that your teeth and gums are healthy! Not only do we provide gentle services suited to the most fearful of patients, but we can often spot and treat potential problem areas before they develop into bigger issues.

Understanding the Different Types of Teeth Cleanings

Teeth cleaning is not a one-approach-fits-all kind of procedure. The experts at Seattle Dental Associates perform various styles of dental cleaning. We use a dental exam as well as a patient’s history to determine the best option for each circumstance. Promoting oral health is our goal, so we take measures to ensure you receive the appropriate dental care every time you visit our office. The varieties of teeth cleaning we provide include:

Regular Dental Cleaning (Prophylaxis)

Dental exam and teeth cleaning services in Seattle, WA

Our team performs regular dental cleanings to remove stains, tartar, and plaque from the surface of your teeth and at the gum line. This type of dental cleaning helps prevent dental problems such as gum disease or bone loss. We recommend every patient get regular dental cleaning at least twice a year – while also practicing good oral hygiene – to maintain healthy teeth.

Our process for regular dental cleaning typically includes:

  • Use of a scaler to remove tartar accumulations
  • Utilization of a motorized rubber toothbrush to smooth and polish your teeth
  • Flossing to massage your gums and remove any residual bacteria
  • Rinsing your mouth with water
  • Application of fluoride treatment to enhance your tooth enamel
Deep Dental Cleaning (Periodontal Scaling and Root Planing)

While a regular teeth cleaning is sufficient for individuals with healthy teeth, patients with gum disease require a deep dental cleaning because it addresses issues below the gum line. Routine cleanings do not address areas beneath the gum line, where tartar, bacteria, and debris can settle. If left untreated or unremoved, bacteria can cause infections and inflammation of your gums, and ultimately tooth or bone loss. The non-surgical process associated with deep teeth cleaning is also known as periodontal scaling and root planing. During the procedure, our dental experts will remove buildup and smooth any exposed root surfaces.

Periodontal Maintenance

After we have addressed your gum disease with a deep dental cleaning, we will use periodontal maintenance as a replacement for your regular teeth cleanings. You will need to visit our office quarterly so that we can perform ongoing dental cleanings to ensure your gum disease is under control. Periodontal maintenance cleanings focus on your gums, tooth roots, and bones. We concentrate our efforts both above and below the gum line for a thorough cleaning that inhibits the growth of bacteria.


We sometimes recommend a full mouth debridement for patients who have not visited our office in Seattle for regular dental cleaning in more than a year. It is necessary for individuals who have a thick buildup of plaque and tartar on their teeth, especially if it has migrated below the gum line. A debridement will get rid of tartar and plaque that regular cleaning cannot combat. In many cases, we must complete a debridement before we can perform a complete dental exam to assess the condition of your teeth, gums, and bone.

How Can I Take Care of My Teeth Between Dental Checkups

You can significantly control your dental health between visits to Seattle Dental Associates in downtown Seattle. Practicing proper oral hygiene will help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Between your biannual checkups, you should:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss daily
  • Eat a healthy diet, with a limited amount of sugary foods and drinks
  • Refrain from smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Drink alcohol only in moderation

What is a Cavity & How Can I Prevent Getting One?

A cavity is the result of tooth decay that leaves a defect in the hard enamel of your teeth, which ultimately develops into small openings or holes. When this occurs, you may experience toothaches, tooth sensitivity, visible holes in your teeth, or pits in your affected teeth. To avoid these unwanted consequences, it is critical to take measures that will strengthen your teeth and arrest the rate of decay.

Among the most effective ways of preventing cavities are:

  • Brushing your teeth with fluoridated toothpaste after eating and drinking
  • Flossing daily
  • Regularly visiting our dental team at Seattle Dental Associates
  • Eating healthy and avoiding sugary foods, which produce acids that weaken your enamel

Why is It Important to Use Dental Floss?

Flossing can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease that may develop when plaque accumulates on your teeth and along your gum line. Routine flossing has been proven to disrupt and remove plaque, which harbors bacteria that can irritate gum tissue, lead to gingivitis, and cause cavities to form between your teeth. If you floss at least once a day, your oral and overall health will benefit greatly.

Contact Seattle Dental Associates for Your Teeth Cleaning Today

Oral health plays a prominent role in your overall wellness. However, unlike with your body, pain or discomfort is usually the last sign that something is wrong with your teeth. Therefore, it is vital to have regular, professional teeth cleanings. Seattle Dental Associates in downtown Seattle provides a plethora of teeth cleaning options and even has services available for those who experience anxiety upon sitting in the dental chair. We have been recognized as a Top Dentist by Seattle Met since 2013. Trust us to clean the stains from your teeth, remove tartar and plaque, and prevent or address periodontal disease.

Contact us at (206) 701-9043 to schedule your dentist appointment today!

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What Sets Us Apart

  • Only Blocks Away from Amazon
  • In-House Dental Membership Plan
  • Same-Day CEREC Dental Crowns
  • Invisalign Provider
  • Seattle Met Top Dentist for 10+ Years
  • Free Invisalign Consultations
  • Friendly, Relaxing Atmosphere for All Ages
  • Technologically Advanced Dental Care
  • Blankets & Pillows Provided During Treatment
  • ​Most Comfortable & Efficient Dental Treatments
  • Validated Parking at Pacific Place
  • Botox® Cosmetic Injections

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