What Is a Dental Cleaning?
Dental cleanings are preventive solutions that are important to keeping your family’s smiles comfortable, healthy, and happy. At Made Ya Smile Dental, our talented, caring team enjoys creating positive and relaxing experiences for your family when you visit our practice for dental cleanings. To perform our cleanings the most comprehensive way, we use instruments specially designed to eliminate plaque, tartar, and surface stains from your teeth and to help you enjoy a healthy, bright smile. We also assess your teeth and gums during your visit and customize home care recommendations based on your personal needs.
When it comes to taking care of your smile, daily brushing and flossing habits are only half of the battle. Keeping up with routine bi-annual cleanings at our Houston, TX family practice allows our dentists to routinely assess your oral health and treat any areas of concern as early as possible. For positive dental experiences that create a healthy smile for every member of your family, contact our practice and schedule your dental cleaning appointments today.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"First time here I came in for my regular cleaning appointment and seen by Krystal she was great. My teeth feel super clean. Dr Joe and staff was great I will definitely be returning."- K.H. / Google / Apr 02, 2022
"Excellent facility. Very professional, clean, and friendly. Hygenest did a beautiful job with my cleaning. It's a drive from where I'm located but well worth it!"- B.N. / Google / Apr 09, 2022
"I come here every 6 months for cleaning and checkup and they are always very friendly and very thorough and quick."- J.C. / Google / Apr 02, 2022
"Very lovely staff I just got my new lumineers and I am absolutely Inlove I also always get my cleaning here very friendly staff and very proactive I would like to thank Stephanie the front desk manager she did very well handling all the questions I had"- R.G. / Google / May 04, 2022
"I’ve been getting treatments done here for my Invisalign here and I love it. The staff here have made sure all of my dental needs are met & more. After check-in, Constance usually is the first person I see. After that, Emma does the checks for my Invisalign, adds/adjusts any stumps that may have fallen off and makes sure I’m on track. Both of them truly care about their patients & they create such a positive atmosphere for me. Every 5 months, when I get teeth cleaning, Lillian does them and she is amazing. From the time I go in, until the time I leave, these 3 amazing employees make sure I’m well taken care of!"- M.K. / Google / May 10, 2022
Who Should Have a Dental Cleaning?
Our experienced team of general dentists along with the American Dental Association (ADA) recommend that patients have their teeth professionally cleaned at least two times each year. Some patients may need to schedule more frequent cleanings, depending on the health of their teeth and gums or other individual concerns. We also recommend that kids take their first trip to the dentist before they turn a year old. During this visit, our dentists can let you know when your child should return for their next visit with our team.
Dental cleanings are important to your oral health and smile for several reasons. The removal of plaque and tartar minimizes the areas in which harmful bacteria can take up residence. Some bacteria in the mouth cause cavities (tooth decay) while others lead to the development of gum (periodontal) disease. All patients should have regular dental cleanings to have plaque and tartar deposits removed from the teeth and surface stains polished to minimize the risk of oral disease and create a fresh, confident, and healthier smile. Maintaining routine cleanings as recommended by our dentists can help reduce your family’s treatment needs and even minimize treatment costs in the long-run.
What Happens During Dental Cleanings?
Our dental hygienists go above and beyond to help make every patient's dental cleaning an enjoyable experience. During your visit, our team will use ultrasonic and hand instruments to gently eliminate plaque and tartar from your teeth. Between visits, plaque and tartar collect on the teeth. Plaque is easily removed with a toothbrush and floss, but tartar (calcified plaque) must be taken off of the teeth with special instrumental techniques. Once your teeth are free from these deposits, we will polish any surface stains for a smooth and bright finish. Fluoride treatments are given at the end of the dental cleaning appointments. We usually recommend fluoride treatments for all kids to help strengthen the teeth and any adults who may benefit from the use of fluoride to help reduce the risk of cavities.
How Often Should I Get My Teeth Cleaned?
In general, dental cleanings are recommended for children, teens, and adults on a twice-yearly basis. Although, if you have received treatment for gum disease, our dentists may recommend cleanings every three to four months to maintain your oral health. During your bi-annual prophylaxis and exam visits, we screen your mouth for gum disease and can provide home care solutions to help your family reduce the risk of developing this common yet dangerous condition. We can demonstrate proper brushing and flossing techniques to address specific areas of concern and offer suggestions on additional products to use to help make certain you wear your best smile each day. To ensure you get a day and time convenient for you, we will schedule your next cleaning visit before you leave your appointment.
Does Insurance Cover Dental Cleanings?
A dental cleaning is a preventive service and generally covered by dental insurance, but we will contact your provider to be sure. If there are any out-of-pocket costs for your procedure, our team will let you know before we begin your cleaning. We work with most PPO plans and accept several payment types to allow your family to enjoy affordable care for a healthy smile. As an additional convenience, we also accept third-party financing payments through CareCredit®.
Protect Your Smile With Preventive Care
Our family dental practice has over 30 years of providing gentle dental cleanings in a comfortable and welcoming environment for patients of all ages. We want to help you keep your family’s smiles healthy and happy through twice-yearly cleanings at our Houston, TX practice locations. Routine and timely cleanings can reduce the need for costlier, more complex care in the future. To schedule your family's professional dental cleaning visits, contact Made Ya Smile Dental today.
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