Not many people look forward to booking the necessary biannual tooth cleaning appointment at the dentist. For healthy gums and teeth, getting regular cleanings is a must, but past experiences have scared away some individuals to the point they only return when the pain starts. Before the toothache begins, step down into Dr. Mark Beal’s comfortable lower level Newbury Street office where he and his friendly team specialize in gentle cosmetic and general dentistry. From cleanings, polishing and fillings to extractions and X-rays, Beal and his staff thoroughly check gums for gingivitis or any sign of tooth decay. The office is clean and well-maintained, and service throughout is both professional and courteous. Best of all, Dr. Beal accepts most insurances, keeps convenient early-morning hours and stays open on Saturdays.