Oral Hygiene & Dental Cleanings in Tawas City, MI

Oral hygiene and cleaning are vital to maintaining oral health.

Regular dental hygiene visits are vital for good oral health as well as the long-term appearance and function of your teeth. Between visits, it’s extremely important to maintain good oral hygiene, but when you visit your dental hygienist, you are making an important investment in your oral health. The dental hygiene professionals perform cleaning and maintenance that at-home care can’t provide, as well as serving as the dentist’s front-line advisors in order to detect trouble spots or potential problems.

When you come in for a checkup, we’re really practicing preventive dentistry. An ounce of prevention, as we all know, is worth a pound of cure, and that’s especially true in dentistry. Regular cleanings, checkups, x-rays, and other treatments keep your teeth and gums healthy so larger problems don’t develop down the road. That’s why we make sure to give all our patients proper brushing and flossing education, so they can bring home all the tools they need to maintain their oral health between visits.

A regular checkup includes scaling (removal of plaque and tartar from teeth), x-rays (to check for issues in the teeth, roots, and jaw), polishing (smoothing the tooth surface to make it more difficult for plaque to accumulate), and a fluoride treatment (to make teeth resistant to decay). We also give oral hygiene lessons where needed.

Another important part of a routine checkup is an oral cancer screening. Dental hygienists examine each patient for signs of oral cancer as part of each hygiene appointment. As with any other form of cancer, early detection is key, and the hygienist knows the signs and symptoms to look for. Your oral health is our primary concern.

With regular examinations and good oral hygiene, you can feel confident that your smile will last a lifetime – and we’ll be there to help along the way.

If you need more information about Oral Hygiene/Cleaning in Tawas City, contact us today.

Tawas Bay Dental

508 East M-55
Tawas City, MI 48763

Office Hours

9am-1pm *Accounting office open

Patient Reviews

Dr Johnson, and his staff are top notch! I actually want to visit the dentist! From the moment my appointment begins, ( always on time) until I check out with the front desk staff, (always smiling) I am treated with care, and compassion. I have been so impressed, I am now using Dr. Johnson for all my dental needs, including cosmetic. His treatment plan was well thought out, pain free, and looks AMAZING! I truly cannot say enough great things about, Tawas Bay Dental, and will continue to recommend to all my friends and family.


I have worked in this office for 25 years, with the last 4 years working for Dr. Johnson. It is a great place to work! The atmosphere is fun and friendly, while being professional at the same time. The entire team prides itself in giving our patients the best dental experience from beginning to end. Dr. Johnson is a highly qualified dentist who specializes in Implants, Endodontics, and IV Sedation. Come, see for yourself!