Dental Cleaning Overview
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 board-certified dentist Dr. Eric Capps 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
Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
Based on the guidelines set by the American Dental Association (ADA), Dr. Capps 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 To Expect with 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.
Dental Cleaning Follow-Up
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, Dr. Capps 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.
Dental Cleaning Insurance Coverage
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®.
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.