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Teeth Cleaning

Tooth decay can happen even if you follow a great oral hygiene routine, but regular dental cleanings can make all the difference.

Our friendly team in Bergen County, NJ, led by Dr. Stephen Malki, can protect your oral health and beautiful smile with routine cleanings.

Turn to our full-service family dentistry practice, located in River Edge, for improved oral health and compassionate care.

Regular Dental Cleanings Can Save You Time and Money

Teeth cleanings and exams are preventative treatments covered by dental insurance. Attending them can help you avoid more costly, time-intensive issues down the line. You can decrease your chances of cavities, plaque build-up, and gum disease by visiting Dr. Malki for a dental cleaning.

We're Dedicated to Your Oral Wellness

When you visit our dentistry practice, you'll learn that we're not just invested in your oral wellness—we also care deeply about your overall well-being. Here's Dr. Malki's philosophy and how it can help you feel at ease during dental cleanings and beyond.

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​"I chose to establish this practice here in Bergen County because of my family roots. My family roots go way back here in Bergen County, so I wanted to be here because to me Bergen County has always been home." Dr. Malki


Visit a Dental Team Invested in Your Oral Health

It's never too late to get your oral health back on track. Our caring team will never judge you, even if it's been a while since your last trip to the dentist. After all, we want you to have a healthy smile, so we encourage you to visit our understanding professionals.

We're a full-service dental practice too. That means if we discover additional issues during your treatment, our dentist can help. For instance, if we notice a cavity, we can quickly treat your tooth with a subtle dental filling. We offer a wide range of cosmetic and restorative treatments, like crowns and teeth whitening.

Malki Dental provides professional dental cleanings to patients of all ages, gently removing plaque and tartar buildup from the surface of the teeth and gums. To learn more about how we can keep your smile happy and healthy, contact our friendly Bergen County, NJ, team or call:

(201) 646-0800

Protect Your Oral Health

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Prevent gum disease and tartar buildup by visiting our River Edge dental practice. Here you'll find a caring dentist, a welcoming team, and gentle, effective treatment.

Bergen County, NJ, Patients
Appreciate Dr. Malki's Approach


Juliya Palagina


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Dr Malki and the team are amazing. I've never had such a comfortable and happy experience with any dentist office. Dr Malki is very thorough, professional, and kind. Explains everything and involves you in your care. I'd recommend Dr Malki to anyone. Id never go to anyone else!!!

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Roney Amir


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Best dentist and staff around !

Cesar is the best and super helpful.

Amazing experience, can’t wait to be back for my cleaning !

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How Do Cleanings and Exams Encourage Good Oral Health?

Routine dental cleanings and examinations are critical to maintaining good oral health. Patients of all ages can benefit from an exam and teeth cleaning at our practice for:

Cleaner Teeth

If you've ever felt something gritty on your teeth, you may have plaque or tartar. These are common problems, but a dentist is needed to resolve them. That's where Dr. Malki comes in to help, eliminating plaque and bacteria for a cleaner, healthier smile.

Healthier Gums

Plaque and tartar buildup on a tooth or the gumline can cause gum inflammation. Teeth cleanings allow our dentist to remove tartar and the infection-causing bacteria that contributes to gum disease.

Early Treatment

During your cleaning, we can also identify any dental concerns in their earliest stages. This can stop tooth decay from turning a cavity into a root canal infection, or stop gingivitis from becoming gum disease.

Have Questions About Tooth Care Techniques?


Dr. Malki can help. At your next dental visit, ask him to show you the proper way to brush and floss. He can also recommend toothpaste, toothbrushes, and floss to best maintain your smile.

How Often Do I Need a Teeth Cleaning?

Children and adults alike should have professional dental exams and cleanings at least twice a year.

Some patients will need to visit us more often, particularly if they have conditions that require monitoring and periodic treatment, such as periodontal disease.

Good home care can make your cleanings simpler. It can also prevent potential concerns that need more visits to resolve.


Ready for a Cleaning? Here's What to Expect

Prevent future problems and protect your oral health with a professional teeth cleaning at Malki Dental.

Our family dentistry practice can serve patients of all ages. We take a gentle approach to cleanings and will do everything possible to ensure your comfort each step of the way.
Our family dentistry practice can serve patients of all ages. We take a gentle approach to cleanings and will do everything possible to ensure your comfort each step of the way.

Professional Cleaning

One of our hygienists will perform your dental cleaning at our Bergen County, NJ, office. They will use a scaling instrument that gently but thoroughly eliminates tartar and plaque from the tooth surfaces and along the gum line.

Your teeth will then be polished with an electric brush and a specialized toothpaste. Finally, the hygienist will floss your teeth.

Additional Treatments

Patients may also receive a fluoride treatment that adds another protective element to the teeth, helping keep dental decay at bay.

Some patients may be scheduled to undergo additional treatments, such as scaling and root planing, to combat mild periodontal disease.

Dental Examination

Dr. Malki will conduct a visual examination of your teeth, gums, and any restorations, such as dental crowns, keeping an eye out for the slightest sign of decay or infection. He will also make sure that all your tartar has been removed. He will then perform an oral cancer screening to identify abnormal tissues in the mouth, around the mouth, and near the throat.

Health Screenings

You will also be screened for symptoms of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder, such as jaw misalignment. Dr. Malki will ask if you have experienced any symptoms and examine your jaw joints. Lastly, if you or your child still has wisdom teeth, we will periodically monitor their placement in the jaw and health, if they have erupted.

Digital X-Rays

We may take x-rays of your mouth to evaluate the integrity and structure of your teeth, jaw, and restorations.

Digital x-rays are an important and trusted diagnostic tool, helping our dentist assess damage and decay and make treatment plans based on your needs.

Why Bergen County, NJ, Patients
Choose Malki Dental


Leah Curry


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Malki Dental is the place to be for all your needs! As a person who has been very hesitant about going to the dentist, this team dispels any fear that anyone may have. From the consultation all the way through completion of any services....the entire staff is so warm, and welcoming. They truly are passionate and love what they do! Dr. Malki has a great team; Dr. Amir is the man!!! I cannot say enough about his bedside manner, the wealth of information that he provides, and care that he gives to each patient. Love love love

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Maral Nazy


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Dr Malki has been my dentist and my children’s dentist and now my granddaughters dentist. Always a pleasure seeing him. I held off going post COVID-19 until today. I’m writing to tell everyone there is nothing to be nervous about. His office has top of the line air filtration machines in all the rooms. Staff masked. New air suction machine while work done on teeth. Disposable one time use covers and gowns. He also has a new dental hygienist named Jackie who has a very gentle touch in teeth cleaning. Highly recommend her. Don’t postpone any longer.

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Dr. Malki

Malki Dental

Dr. Stephen Malki is a dentist who believes a smile is one of the most important means of expression. His prestigious distinctions in his field include:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantologists (ABOI)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
  • Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • Master of the Misch International Implant Institute
  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

To book your consultation, please send us a message online or call us today at (201) 646-0800.

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"Dr. Stephen J. Malki is very gentle and caring. He makes you feel comfortable and does everything he can to ensure that you have a pleasant experience. As soon as you meet him you can see how much he cares for his patients."

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