Teeth Cleaning in St. Petersburg, FL

Coast Dental
St. Petersburg

Gateway Market Center
7801 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St N
St. Petersburg, FL  33702
(727) 525-4499

Dentist Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Teeth Cleaning

Regular dental visits are very important because they keep your teeth and gums healthy. Only a dental professional can remove plaque build-up from those hard-to-reach places that regular brushing and flossing can’t get.

Professional teeth cleaningEveryone has plaque. It’s the sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth and multiplies deep below the gum line. When you eat or drink, some of the particles get stuck on and around your teeth. If you don’t remove them, the bacteria in your mouth will break down the particles into acids, and those acids will eat away at the enamel and cause tooth decay.

Plaque not only causes cavities, it also causes periodontal (gum) disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Call Coast Dental St. Petersburg today at (727) 525-4499 to schedule a teeth cleaning in St. Petersburg.

Teeth Cleanings and Gum Therapy

Many people who come in to our dental office in St. Petersburg think of a teeth cleaning as just the polishing of the tooth enamel above the gum line. But problem-causing plaque often exists below the gum line, too. If the bacteria is not removed, it can destroy the bone supporting your teeth, causing the teeth to loosen and fall out.

The type and frequency of the type of teeth cleaning and dental care you need depends on your dentist’s diagnosis.

  • Prophy: Patients who just need to have their teeth cleaned above the gum line to remove plaque, calculus and surface stains receive a prophylaxis teeth cleaning – the kind that most insurance companies cover. This type of treatment does not address periodontal (gum) conditions.
  • Gingivitis Therapy: Patients diagnosed with gingivitis, a reversible form of gum disease, may need additional services to remove plaque build-up on the teeth and just below the gum line.
  • Scaling & Root Planing (SRP): Patients diagnosed with active periodontal (gum) disease require treatment above and below the gum line to treat the infection. These patients typically receive SRP, a non-surgical treatment that removes bacteria and smooths out exposed root surfaces. Our dentist or hygienist at Coast Dental St. Petersburg may also apply an antibiotic to treat the infection-causing bacteria.
  • Periodontal Maintenance
    Periodontal disease is a systemic disease like diabetes that requires careful monitoring. Our dentist in St. Petersburg may prescribe a periodontal maintenance routine to provide dental cleanings above and below the gum line to help manage the disease and keep it from becoming worse.
    Learn more about periodontal disease

Regular teeth cleanings at our dentist office in St. Petersburg combined with good oral hygiene habits at home can prevent dental decay, bad breath, gum disease, and help your overall health. Researchers have found regular teeth cleanings can lower your risk for some diseases like heart disease and stroke. Call Coast Dental St. Petersburg today at (727) 525-4499 to schedule a teeth cleaning and restore your smile.

Coast Dental Services

Our dentist in Port St. Petersburg offers the following Dentistry Services:

Apexification
Apexogenesis
Apicoectomy
Bone Grafting
ClearCorrect® Aligners
CoastClear Aligners®
Cosmetic Services
Crown Lengthening
Dental Bonding
Dental Bridges
Dental Crowns
Dental Exams
Dental Fillings
Dental Implants
Dental Laser Therapy
Dental Sealants
Dentures & Partials
Emergency Dental Exams
Endodontic Surgery
Family Dental Services
Implant Restorations
Invisalign®
Mouthguards
Oral Cancer Screening
Pediatric Crowns
Pediatric Dentistry
Periodontal Disease
Preventive Services
Pulpectomy
Pulpotomy
Restorative Dentistry
Ridge Augmentation
Root Canals
Root Canals in Children
Sedation Dentistry
Teeth Cleanings
Teeth Whitening
Tooth Extractions
Tori Removal

You can count on Coast Dental to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

Emergency Dentistry

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General Dentistry

Check-ups and cleanings

In-need comprehensive dentistry services? Look no further than Coast Dental! Book your Dental Check-Ups and Teeth Cleanings Today.

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All Other Appointments

All Other Appointments

Contact Coast Dental today to schedule an appointment for Cosmetic, Restorative, and Specialty Services.

Patient Comfort and Satisfaction at Coast Dental St. Petersburg are our Top Priorities.

At Coast Dental St. Petersburg, we want to make your visit as pleasant and stress-free as possible. We take the time to get to know you, answer all your questions, and create a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. Your oral health and wellbeing are our top priority, and we are committed to helping you smile with confidence for years to come.

Contact Us Today!

Ready to experience the best dental care in St. Petersburg, FL?

Contact us today at (727) 525-4499 to schedule an appointment at our St. Petersburg dentist office. 

Our friendly staff and experienced team are here to answer all your questions and address any concerns you may have. 

Let us help you achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime!

Coast Dental St. Petersburg: Dentist Office Reviews

See what our patients in St. Petersburg, FL are saying about their experience at Coast Dental St. Petersburg:

R.B.
R.B.
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The dental assistant was very helpful and friendly, and kind, and also the orthodontist was very informative and helpful, and kind, and explained everything to me that she was doing to my tooth, and she made sure I was comfortable, calm, and had a smooth transition throughout the whole procedure, and the front desk receptionist was very friendly and helpful, and very accommodating, and kind as well. I would recommend Coast Dental to anyone for any dental work you need to get done. This place is always busy with that being said that says how valuable they are, and that's value in itself, and I loved my dentist and dental assistant as well very much so. They are the best place to go to for dental work to be done! I also have to come back to finish up my root canal. But I am way more comfortable, and calm about coming back to Coast Dental this second time around, and they made me feel very welcomed there, and cared about and for me, and loved by them like I'm family to them too. They are amazing.
A.M.
A.M.
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I genuinely cannot thank Dr. Gardner, Astrid, and Alana enough for the exceptional care and service they provide each and every visit. My recent visits have pertained to fillings, and not once have I ever experienced discomfort or pain due to a procedure. In fact, Dr. Gardner and Astrid are adamant in assuring everything is going smoothly. The front desk is accommodating and friendly. As an entirety, it’s a wonderful office. It is always fairly busy, and that in itself shows the value of this office; they have several patients who value the facility and the staff. I highly recommend this dental office!
T.M.
T.M.
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The staff was great and my dentist so nice and explained things to me . He told me the price after my insurance and I paid the difference and there was no problems. I like that . His assistant and front desk were great . The lady Mary that cleaned my teeth did a pnemonenal job. It was a deep cleaning. I like 👍 the honesty and the dentist did not try to push things on me . Like that too
N.Q.
N.Q.
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I came today as a new patient, the staff is very friendly, the front desk Stephany did help me with everything I needed. I didn’t have to wait long time, the hygienist Dormary did my cleaning and she was very professional and explained to me every detail. Definitely recommend this office, I will come back :)
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