Teeth Cleanings

Teeth Cleanings Dentist Holland, MIThe best way to prevent cavities and gum disease is to see your dentist every six months for a teeth cleaning.

What Happens During a Teeth Cleaning?

During your appointment, the dental hygienist will be able to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. If our dental hygienist spots any oral health issues, they may pause the dental cleaning until they can get the dentist’s opinion on how to proceed.

Do I Really Need a Professional Teeth Cleaning?

While brushing twice a day and flossing once daily is enough to remove dental plaque from your smile, you’ll still need to schedule a professional teeth cleaning. Plaque that has hardened into tartar can only be removed by a dental professional. During your appointment, we may also have to take dental X-rays to make sure there are no cavities hiding beneath the surface.

If you have periodontal disease, our dentist may decide that you need a dental deep cleaning. People with periodontal disease tend to have deep gum pockets around their teeth that collect food particles and plaque. Thankfully, our teeth cleaning services will be enough to clean these gingival pockets so you can continue to enjoy good oral health.

Learn More

Dr. Brenton Habecker DDS is dedicated to helping patients maintain good oral health by offering teeth cleanings and other preventative dentistry services. To schedule a teeth cleaning with our Holland, MI, family dentist, call Macatawa Smiles at (616) 396-7524, or contact us online.


Dear Patient Family,

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care and we appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to follow orders from the Governor's Office.

We are happy to say that we are opening our office for all patient treatment on June 1st, 2020. Our hours of operation will go back to normal, Monday-Thursday 8am - 5pm. We want you to know that there will be some changes at your next appointment. Please be patient with us as our protocols will inevitably change as new guidelines are released.

  • We ask that you use our parking lot as the waiting room.
  • Please wear a mask when you come into the office and leave it on until entering the treatment room. Homemade is acceptable.
  • Only the person receiving treatment should come in the building, all others will be asked to wait in the car if at all possible. The exception will be for our minor patients who may have one parent accompany them.
  • We will be asking you some questions when you arrive at the office and we will also be taking your temperature.
  • We will not be able to offer magazines, drinks, or toys at this time as they cannot be disinfected to our standards. Eventually this will change and we will be happy to offer our amenities once again.

These changes have been made to adhere to the latest CDC guidelines and for the benefit of our patients and our staff. We want you to know that our office has always taken the safety of our patients very seriously and that we will continue to follow the highest levels of sterilization and disinfection to keep you protected. If you would like more information on what measures we have taken we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We cannot say how excited we are to see all of our patients again and to provide for their dental needs. We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces soon!

Dr. Habecker and Team