South Miami Dental Cleaning & Exam
Keep your mouth healthy all year long
Enjoy your routine dental care
There’s no better feeling than a clean, refreshing smile and a plan for maintaining or improving your oral health. That’s what our routine dental cleaning visits are all about. Visit us every 6 months (or as directed) and we’ll help ensure your smile stays healthy and bright.
Why every 6 months?
Prevent the buildup of tartar on the teeth
Detect signs of tooth decay or gum disease at their earliest stage
Diagnose and treat other oral health issues while they’re still easily treatable
Dental cleanings & exams at Pinecrest Smiles
These routine appointments are friendly, personalized, and include a combination of modern, high-tech tools to ensure your comfort and outstanding results.
- Digital x-rays (once a year)
- Teeth cleaning with your hygienist
- Dental exam, including gum disease and oral cancer screenings
- Time with Dr. Shapiro to identify concerns
- A custom-tailored treatment plan, as needed
“Absolutely fantastic! My hygienist takes such good care of me and Dr. Shapiro inspects my teeth thoroughly! I am lucky to have the best dentist in town!”
— Jean M.
Common questions about comprehensive dental exams
What happens during a teeth cleaning?
During the appointment, your hygienist will gently scrape tartar and plaque off your teeth and along the gum line. We may use an ultrasonic vibrating device to break up tartar on your teeth, as necessary.
After removing all the plaque and tartar, we’ll floss between your teeth. Finally, it’s time for polishing! Polishing your teeth makes it more difficult for plaque to accumulate before the next cleaning. It also gives your teeth that signature “slippery clean” feeling!
Is it painful to get teeth cleaned?
Our hygienists are skilled at providing a comfortable experience. If you have a lot of tartar and plaque buildup, we will provide anesthesia so the procedure can be accomplished painlessly.
How much does a teeth cleaning usually cost?
Major insurers like Delta Dental, United Healthcare, Cigna, and many others cover hygiene/preventive appointments 100%. Depending on your insurance plan, your exam and cleaning will likely be covered in part or in full! Our front office staff will check your benefits and provide an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs.
What to expect
We offer honest feedback about keeping your smile clean and healthy.
Medical-grade sterilization and PPE ensure your safety during dental cleanings.
Major insurers typically cover 100% of routine care like cleanings.
“I chipped my tooth a couple years ago and it recently chipped again and he took care of it perfectly. I HIGHLY recommend him and his staff.”
— Rachel A.
“Dr. Shapiro & his staff are the best! I was always very nervous about going to the dentist’s office, but I feel very at ease at Pinecrest Smiles!”
— Helen P.
“I love going to Pinecrest Smiles for all my dental needs. The office is immaculate and high tech. Dr. Shapiro is always friendly, welcoming, and very thorough.”
— Laura L.
How to get started
1. Request Appointment
Contact us online or call (305) 233-8000. We’re here to answer all your questions.
2. Enjoy Your Visit
Dental cleanings and exams typically take 45 minutes.
3. Love Your Healthy Smile
Know you’re doing a great job taking care of your health and your smile!
Ready to Schedule? New Patients Always Welcome!
“No question about it, #1 top-notch dentist. He’s a perfectionist and doesn’t settle for half-assed work. He will get it right and do an outstanding job every time — no shortcuts. Very likable guy and the staff is extremely caring and friendly.”
— Mary T.