Professional Dental Cleanings

Imagine keeping your natural teeth forever — never needing dentures, never experiencing the embarrassment of tooth loss. It’s possible when you practice good oral hygiene that includes regular professional dental cleanings with a holistic dentist!

Dr. Patel and the dedicated team at Green Dentistry in San Francisco want every patient to have clean, healthy teeth and gums so they can enjoy their best smile and quality of life for as long as possible!

Regular Dental Cleanings

Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, so it is only natural that a healthy mouth is a key component in staying healthy overall. To keep your mouth looking and feeling its healthiest, we highly encourage every patient to visit Green Dentistry in San Francisco for a professional cleaning at least every 3 months.

Benefits of Regular Dental Cleaning

Most dentists recommend cleanings every 6 months as the standard for maintaining oral health. However, as a holistic dentist, we know that getting cleanings every 3 months gives our patients the best chance at achieving and maintaining excellent long-term oral and overall health.

Additionally, some patients (especially mouth breathers) are more prone to oral disease or predisposed to other health problems in which oral health is a factor. Getting a professional dental cleaning every 3 months not only keeps your teeth and mouth healthier, it also allows Dr. Patel to more closely monitor your health for any changes that merit additional investigation or treatment.

The biggest benefit to quarterly dental cleanings is the time and money it saves you in dental treatments. More frequent cleanings means less chance for tooth decay to develop, and if it does develop, we can catch it at the very early stages, when treatment is simpler and less costly for you. This means less need for extensive dental restorations like crowns and root canal therapy. While it may seem like getting your teeth cleaned every 3 months is an added expense, it is really a long-term cost saving measure.

Do You Need Professional Teeth Cleaning?

Anyone with teeth needs regular professional dental cleanings — toddlers, children, teens, adults… everyone. The best way to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to take care of your basic oral hygiene at home on a daily basis and visit our holistic dental office in San Francisco every 3 months for a professional cleaning.

Brushing and flossing at home is essential but can never be enough to completely prevent tooth decay, no matter how diligent and careful you are with your oral hygiene routine. Only a professional dental cleaning can get the hidden plaque and tartar that a toothbrush and floss cannot touch.

“The staff and doctors are super friendly! Dr. Patel was kind and walked me through every concern I had for my appointment. I love that they offer so many different services, like teeth whitening, deep cleaning, and even a dental spa!”

~ Danika P.

Importance of Teeth Cleanings

Dentists and other healthcare professionals know that there is a strong connection between oral disease and other serious chronic diseases that affect the body. A holistic dentist like Dr. Nammy Patel strongly recommends regular dental cleanings as a fundamental step in fighting disease and keeping your entire body healthy.

Patients who visit the dentist regularly for professional dental cleanings:

  • Are less prone to tooth decay and therefore rarely experience tooth pain or require restorative treatments like fillings and root canals to fix damaged teeth
  • Have a much lower incidence of gum disease, which means less risk of receding gums, oral infection, and tooth loss — conditions which often lead to other health problems
  • Can reduce their risk of experiencing additional, sometimes serious, complications relating to underlying health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease
  • Save money on dental treatments and general healthcare expenses over the long term because they tend to need fewer dental and medical interventions and have fewer health-related emergencies.

Book an Appointment with Your Union Square Dentist in San Francisco Today

The benefits of regular professional dental cleanings are clear: better oral health, better overall health, better quality of life, and lower lifetime healthcare expenses. The road to dental health starts here, with you and Green Dentistry. Schedule your cleaning appointment today!


If you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, it is even more important to get your teeth professionally cleaned and maintain good oral hygiene. Good oral health is essential before and during pregnancy for mother and baby alike. The hormonal fluctuations associated with pregnancy put women at higher risk for gum disease and tooth decay, which can actually affect their children’s health before and after birth. Do not skip your regular dental cleaning while you are pregnant for your own health and for the health of your baby. Talk to Dr. Patel to learn more about why oral hygiene matters during pregnancy.

Your Comfort Matters to Us

Our Union Square dentist in San Francisco ensures our office is a place where you can relax and put your health and wellness first, allowing yourself recovery and restoration. We provide a number of spa-like services to our patients in order to relieve discomfort and improve relaxation, such as:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Neck wraps and heated blankets
  • Healing with essential oils and crystals
  • Noise-cancelling headphones

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  • Produce 260 lbs of fresh oxygen
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We look forward to welcoming you and helping you on your journey to an amazing smile and life-long health!

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Dr. Nammy Patel and her team at Green Dentistry in Downtown San Francisco, California, provide quality dentistry with a holistic approach. They offer their patients exceptional care and service in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign treatment, laser dentistry, sleep apnea treatment, general holistic dentistry and so much more. They even offer sedation dentistry to their patients. They serve patients throughout the Bay Area. SF Green Dentist is in walking distance from Downtown, the Financial District and zip codes 94108, 94109, 94103, 94104 and 94133.