About Dental Cleaning
To keep your family's smiles looking great and at their healthiest, it's important to come in for twice-yearly professional dental cleanings. At Made Ya Smile Rayford, our skilled, compassionate team enjoys caring for your family in a positive, relaxing office environment. For comprehensive, quality cleaning, we use instruments designed carefully to get rid of tartar, plaque, and surface stains to give you a brighter, healthier smile. During your visit, we evaluate your teeth and gums and give you custom home care recommendations depending on your unique dental needs.
Daily brushing and flossing can go a long way toward keeping your teeth clean, but they only fight half of the battle. Staying current with your regular dental cleanings at our Spring, TX office lets our dentist routinely assess your oral health and treat problems as quickly as possible. We strive to create an optimal dental experience for your whole family and invite you to contact us today to schedule your next dental cleaning at Made Ya Smile.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"This is the best dentist office I have ever been to! I have never written a review on anything but they deserve a 10 star review. Every single person that worked with me from the front desk, dental assistant, dental hygienist and of course the wonderful gentle dentist who performed the emergency root canal made it a great experience. I was a bit nervous but their kindness made all the difference. I had to get much needed deep cleaning and the sweet dental assistant got me right in on the schedule with the BEST hygienist ever. Awesome office and Spectacular staff!"- A. / Google / Jul 25, 2018
"Amy did an awesome dental cleaning. I really love this location"- A.M. / Google / Sep 25, 2018
"First time in. Very clean and appealing when you first walk in. Keurig was a welcoming touch. The staff was very punctual and pleasant. They are though and did a great job with teeth cleaning and diagnostic care. I am not a fan of dentists as a whole as I’ve always found them evasive. They kinda need to be, I get it, but it’s a “necessary evil” (at least in my opinion). The staff made it a very pleasant experience. We’ll be back"- C.C. / Google / Sep 25, 2018
"This is the best dentist office I have ever been to! I have never written a review on anything but they deserve a 10 star review. Every single person that worked with me from the front desk, dental assistant, dental hygienist and of course the wonderful gentle dentist who performed the emergency root canal made it a great experience. I was a bit nervous but their kindness made all the difference. I had to get much needed deep cleaning and the sweet dental assistant got me right in on the schedule with the BEST hygienist ever. Awesome office and Spectacular staff!"- A... / Google / Sep 07, 2018
"My new favorite place for my teeth. I dread going to the dentist and travel allot which means I always wait too long and struggle to find someone I like to work with. Very happy customer. They took great care in cleaning my teeth and took the time to make sure I walked out with a plan on how to keep my teeth healthy and white. Happy teeth!"- L.C. / Yelp / Jan 01, 2020
What Are the Benefits Of A Dental Cleaning?
Dental cleanings are one of the most effective ways to ensure your teeth are healthy and bright. Most individuals have dental cleanings twice a year, or about every six months, as part of a healthy dental hygiene routine. Some benefits of routine dental cleanings include:
- A brighter and whiter smile after polishing the teeth
- Better breath
- Tartar removal for healthier teeth
- Catch dental issues early on
- Strengthen the teeth with fluoride
- Almost always covered by insurance
Who Should Have a Dental Cleaning?
Based on the guidelines set by the American Dental Association (ADA), our dentist suggests that our patients have professional cleanings done at least twice a year. In some cases, patients may need more frequent cleanings due to individual concerns or the health of their teeth. Additionally, we recommend your child visits us before their first birthday. At this first visit, our team can let you know when you should bring your child back for their next visit.
It's important to your oral health to keep up with regular dental cleanings for several reasons. During a dental cleaning, plaque and tartar are removed, which minimizes the ability of bacteria to take up residence. Certain types of bacteria cause cavities (tooth decay) and others can lead to the development of gum (periodontal) disease. With regular dental cleanings, patients minimize the risk of oral disease by removing plaque and tartar buildup and create a healthier, confident smile by polishing surface stains. Your family can reduce their need for treatment and minimize costs over time by keeping up with routine dental cleanings.
What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?
Our dental hygienists work hard to make every patient's dental cleaning a good experience. Ultrasonic and hand instruments will be used during your cleaning to gently remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. In between visits, plaque and tartar buildup, and though plaque is easily removed from your teeth with a toothbrush, tartar (calcified plaque) must be removed using special instrumentation techniques. After removing these deposits from your teeth, we polish the surface stains for a bright, smooth finish. At the end of the exam, fluoride treatments are given to patients. Typically, we recommend fluoride treatments for all kids to strengthen their teeth and for any adults who may benefit from fluoride, which can help reduce the risk of cavities.
How Often Do I Need A Dental Cleaning?
Unless you have an outlying oral health issue, it is suggested that all patients receive a dental cleaning biannually. If you have been treated for gum disease, our dentist may suggest you come in every 3 – 4 months. Throughout bi-annual prophylaxis and exam visits, gum disease screenings can provide you with home care solutions to help reduce your risk of this common, though dangerous, condition. We can give you tips and tricks for optimal brushing and flossing based on your unique needs and may suggest additional products to help you achieve your healthiest smile. At the end of your appointment, we'll schedule your next cleaning so we can make sure to give you a day and time that's convenient for you.
Will Insurance Cover A Dental Cleaning?
As a preventive service, dental cleanings are typically covered by dental insurance, but we'll verify this with your provider. We will let you know about any out-of-pocket costs for your procedure prior to beginning your cleaning. At Made Ya Smile, we accept most PPO plans and several payment types to help your family receive affordable, needed care. We also accept third-party financing payments through CareCredit®.
Dental Cleaning FAQ
How do I keep my teeth clean after my appointment?
After your teeth cleaning, you will likely feel more motivated than normal to keep your teeth clean and feeling great. To maintain a good oral health routine at home we suggest:
- Brush in the morning and before bed
- Floss at least once a day
- Use bacteria-killing fluoride mouthwash once a day
- Use a water rinse or brush your teeth after eating or drinking things like coffee or tea
How long should a teeth cleaning take?
If your teeth are generally healthy and clean, your dental cleaning at our Spring, TX office should only take about half an hour. If you have cavities, tartar buildup, or your teeth are in poor health, however, you could be looking at a cleaning of an hour or so. Generally speaking, the cleaner and healthier your teeth are, the less time your professional cleaning should take.
What happens if I don’t get my teeth cleaned?
If you do not get your teeth cleaned by a professional, no matter what reason, you could find yourself with a variety of oral issues, including:
- Tooth decay
- Stained teeth
- Gum disease
- Tooth loss
It's very important for your oral health, and even general health, to obtain dental cleanings twice a year.
Schedule Your Professional Dental Cleaning
We have many years of experience providing gentle dental cleanings in a welcoming and relaxing environment for our patients. To keep your family's smiles happy and healthy, it's important to maintain a twice-yearly cleaning schedule. Doing so can help you avoid costlier, complex care down the road. Reach out to Made Ya Smile in Spring, TX today to schedule your family's next round of professional dental cleaning visits.
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