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Dental Cleanings

Cavities and other oral health issues are not easily detectable on your own.

During a routine appointment, Dr. James M. Stein can discover symptoms of decay or damage in their earliest stages.

Learn more about how our Boston, MA, office uses advanced technology to improve your oral health with regular dental cleanings and exams.

Why Patients Choose Us for Dental Cleanings & More

Here are just some of the reasons so many turn to our Boston, MA, practice for teeth cleaning and other dentistry solutions:

Advanced Technology

We are proud to offer some of the most advanced dental technology available. These tools ensure that our patients receive the best possible care during their appointments. Digital impressions, 3-D X-rays, and other kinds of equipment allow our dentists to provide safe and effective general and cosmetic dental solutions.

Esteemed Reputation

Our Boston practice prides itself on expertise in our field and incorporating dental advancements that benefit our patients. In fact, Dr. Stein has lectured to professional societies and university groups internationally and has published on everything from prosthodontics to cosmetic dentistry.

Comprehensive Care

While many practices perform basic dental care and refer patients to specialists for more advanced treatment, with our practice, you can receive virtually any type of general, restorative, or cosmetic dentistry procedure you need.

Schedule Your Next
Dental Cleaning
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We understand that life is busy and it can be challenging to take time off to visit the dentist. But brushing and flossing your teeth is not enough to protect you from severe oral and general health issues. 

Fortunately, Dr. James M. Stein and Dr. Brett E. Stein have the skills and resources to prevent complications that can take a toll on your gums and teeth if left unaddressed. To get started, we invite you to reach out to our Boston office today to learn more about cleanings or to request an appointment.

(617) 227-6076

What Patients Have to Say About Our Boston, MA, Practice


Agata Pelczar

Boston, MA


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Excellent staff! Dr.Stein and his team provided incredible service and I'm so grateful for my new smile

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Chris Ryan

Boston, MA


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Extremely happy with the outcome of my treatment! Dr. Stein is amazing and will make sure you feel 100% comfortable with the treatment. Also super transparent about every step and every detail. 10/10 would recommend!

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Your Professional Cleaning and Exam A Step-By-Step Look

Digital impressions, 3-D X-rays, and other kinds of advanced tools allow us to provide the most effective care.
Digital impressions, 3-D X-rays, and other kinds of advanced tools allow us to provide the most effective care.

Take X-Rays

During your dental cleaning, your hygienist will first perform X-rays for Dr. Stein to review. 

Plaque and Tartar Removal

After your X-rays, we will use a scaler to effectively remove bacteria buildup from tooth surfaces and your gum line. We will pay particular attention to areas you aren't able to access easily on your own.

Polish the Teeth

Once the plaque and tartar have been removed, we can polish your teeth with professional-strength toothpaste to minimize any minor dental staining and smooth the surface of your teeth. This process makes it more difficult for bacteria to accumulate in the future.

Check for Tooth Decay and Gum Disease

After your cleaning, Dr. Stein will use state-of-the-art technology to thoroughly examine your teeth and gums for tooth decay and periodontal disease. For any cavities, he can repair your tooth with a tooth-colored filling. If any signs of gum disease are detected, he may recommend a deep cleaning, otherwise known as scaling and root planing treatment.

Oral Cancer Screening

Checking for signs of oral cancer is an important part of each exam. Dr. Stein will visually examine your mouth, lips, cheeks, head, and neck for any inflammation and abnormalities. If you use alcohol or tobacco products, are frequently exposed to the sun, or have oral cancer in your family history, he may recommend a special staining test to check for any lesions in the soft tissue of your mouth.

How Often Should You Get Dental Cleanings?

If you’re looking for a straightforward way to keep your smile bright and your breath fresh while supporting the overall health of your body, cleanings are a crucial — but all too often overlooked — way to accomplish this.

We generally recommend patients in Boston, MA, visit our dental office for teeth cleaning every six months. However, if you’re at risk for or have had gum disease, three to four dental visits a year may better help you maintain your dental health. Once your dentist learns more about you and the state of your teeth and gums, they will be able to make a more informed recommendation on how often you should get dental cleanings.

Maintaining a Healthy Smile After Your Dental Cleaning

Brush Your Teeth Twice Daily

Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste with fluoride in it at least twice a day to effectively remove bacteria and keep plaque buildup at bay.

Floss at Least Once Daily

Flossing removes stubborn food particles that become stuck between your teeth and plaque from below the gumline that can erode tooth enamel and turn into tartar.

Brush Your Tongue

Brushing and flossing your teeth eliminates cavity-causing bacteria, but brushing your tongue as well lets you reap the full benefits of a strong oral hygiene routine.

Stick to a Healthy Diet

To enjoy the benefits of your dental cleaning for as long as possible, limit sugary and starchy foods and rinse with an approved antibacterial mouthwash daily.

More High Praise From Our Patients in Boston, MA


David Kurti

Boston, MA


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Dr. Stein is a professional with exceptional expertise in dental care...I was thoroughly impressed by his artistry and meticulous approach to the treatment, which surpassed my expectations...I highly recommend him to anyone seeking top-quality dental care from a skilled professional.

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Pamela Schlobohm

Boston, MA


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I recently became a new patient of Dr. James Stein. He came highly recommended by a former dentist of mine who practiced in NYC. So far, I have had a wonderful experience...Dr. Stein is an insightful practitioner who treats his patients with great respect. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services. 

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Drs. Stein

James M. Stein, DMD

Our dental practice has been trusted by Boston patients for over 30 years. Together, Dr. James M. Stein and Brett E. Stein are members of various renowned organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • Massachusetts Dental Society
  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American College of Prosthodontists

If you are ready to achieve optimal oral and overall health, call our office at (617) 227-6076 or request an appointment online.

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