General Dentistry at Our Office

Teeth Cleanings & Fillings Windsor, CT

Your general dentist has similar responsibilities that your primary care physician has regarding your overall health.  We’re responsible for diagnosing (figuring out what’s happening in your mouth using both technology – digital xrays, including our new state of the art 3D imaging, measuring technology for your gums, as well as thoroughly examining your mouth (oral cancer screening included) for the presence of, not only decay and gum disease, but other systemic diseases that manifest inside your mouth.  One of the main roles of the general dentist is, once we know the condition of your mouth, to guide you to achieve excellent long term dental health.  At our office, our team of general dentists, hygienists, and specialists are committed to simple preventive measures to provide you with affordable care to correct problems and then avoid future issues. Routine dental checkups are recommended to maintain a healthy smile. and avoid painful abscesses which may require a root canal.

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General Dental Services

Additionally, many of you are looking for options like tooth whitening, cosmetic veneers, straight teeth, including INVISALIGN, implants to replace missing teeth, dealing with snoring issues, and resolving breath issues.  We have the “tools” to help you in those areas as well.

Knowing the connection between dental disease and heart disease, we’re committed to helping you achieve optimum dental health combining a strong emphasis on prevention along with a team with over 150 years of combined clinical experience.

New Patient Info

New Patient?

Thanks for your interest in becoming a new patient at NEDC! In order to schedule your first visit, we will request the following: Name, date of birth, contact information, insurance plan information, and referral, if visiting a specialist.

Call the office today to experience the New England Dental difference!

(860) 688-3663

Located right off Exit 38 off I 91 in Windsor, CT, New England Dental Center’s team of dentists, doctors, and dental hygienists are committed to being your local, complete dental solution.  Established as a multispecialty group practice in 1980, we provide the dental care you need and deserve in one convenient location.  We want to help you begin your journey to a healthy and happy smile.


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Dental Patient Review

I had a cleaning appointment with Brenda and I was very satisfied. She always makes me feel comfortable. The check in and check out receptionists were very kind and understanding also.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do gums reattach after deep cleaning?

Gum Reattachment After Deep Cleaning:

  • Gums may reattach to the tooth surface after deep cleaning.
  • Success depends on individual healing response.

Factors Influencing Reattachment:

  • Severity of periodontal disease.
  • Adherence to post-treatment care.

Do gums recede more after deep cleaning?

Gum Recession After Deep Cleaning:

Temporary Recession:

  • Gums may temporarily recede after deep cleaning.
  • Part of the healing process.

Long-Term Recession:

  • Proper oral care and follow-up visits reduce the risk.
  • Discuss concerns with the dentist for personalized advice.

What is the fastest way to heal gums after a deep cleaning?

Fast Healing After Deep Cleaning:

Follow Dentist’s Instructions:

  • Adhere to post-treatment care guidelines.

Maintain Oral Hygiene:

  • Brush and floss gently.
  • Use prescribed mouthwash.

Avoid Irritants:

  • Steer clear of tobacco and spicy foods.
  • Limit alcohol-containing mouthwash.

How painful is dental deep cleaning?

Pain Level During Dental Deep Cleaning:

Mild Discomfort:

  • Local anesthesia minimizes pain during the procedure.
  • Some sensitivity or discomfort post-treatment is common.

Pain Management:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers may be recommended.
  • Communicate any persistent pain with the dentist.

How long does it take for gums to heal after deep cleaning?

Healing Time After Deep Cleaning:

Initial Healing:

  • Gums start healing immediately after the procedure.

Complete Healing:

  • Typically takes a few weeks to a month.
  • Individual response varies.

How can I deep clean my gums at home?

Home Deep Cleaning for Gums:

Proper Brushing:

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Brush gently at a 45-degree angle to the gums.


  • Clean between teeth and below the gum line daily.

Antiseptic Mouthwash:

  • Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash.
  • Follow the recommended usage.

Consult Dentist:

  • Seek professional advice for specific home care recommendations.

How much does it cost to clean your teeth?

Dental Cleaning:

  • Generally ranges from $75 to $200 without insurance.
  • With insurance, it may be partially or fully covered.
  • Cost varies based on location and dental clinic.

How much is a deep cleaning at the dentist?

Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing):

  • Typically costs between $140 to $300 per quadrant.
  • Without insurance, the full mouth procedure can range from $560 to $1,200.
  • Costs influenced by geographical location and dental office fees.

How often should you get teeth professionally cleaned?

Frequency of Professional Teeth Cleaning:

  • Recommended every 6 months for most individuals.
  • Some may require more frequent cleanings based on oral health.
  • Consult with your dentist for personalized advice.

Do I really need a deep cleaning on my teeth?

Indications for Deep Cleaning:

  • Recommended if there’s significant plaque and tartar buildup.
  • Presence of periodontal disease or deep pockets.
  • Dentist assesses the need based on thorough examination.

What’s the difference between a dental cleaning and deep cleaning?

Dental Cleaning vs. Deep Cleaning:

Dental Cleaning:

  • Routine preventive procedure.
  • Addresses plaque and tartar on the tooth surface.
  • Typically performed every 6 months.

Deep Cleaning (Scaling and Root Planing):

  • Treatment for periodontal disease.
  • Involves cleaning below the gum line.
  • Addresses deep pockets and tartar on roots.

How do you clean under your gum line?

Cleaning Under the Gum Line:


  • Gently slide floss below the gum line.
  • Use a sawing motion to remove debris.

Interdental Brushes:

  • Small brushes designed to clean between teeth and gums.

Antiseptic Mouthwash:

  • Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash to reduce bacteria.

Regular Dental Checkups:

  • Professional cleanings to address deep cleaning needs.
  • Dentist may provide specific guidance based on individual needs.