Dental Cleaning in Central TX

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About Dental Cleanings

Even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine at home, it is still important to attend dental cleaning visits at ACE Dental of Texas at least twice each year. Professional dental cleanings (prophylaxis) are routine preventive dentistry services that remove built-up tartar and plaque while polishing the enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. During your teeth cleaning appointment, our dental hygienists will also offer tips on how to maintain oral hygiene between visits. In most cases, a dental exam will also be performed at your dental cleaning appointment to identify any issues in the mouth that may need care. Having a professional cleaning is an important step in maintaining oral health for every member of your family. Contact one of our convenient practice locations to schedule your dental cleaning visit today!

Oral Hygiene

Keeping up with oral hygiene is important to your oral health, smile, and general well-being. In fact, the health of your mouth can have a significant impact on other areas of your life, including your systemic wellness. By maintaining healthy teeth and gums through brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste at least twice a day and flossing your teeth daily, you can help to preserve the health of your smile and minimize your risk of oral diseases, like tooth decay (cavities) and periodontal (gum) disease. Our team will help you develop a good home oral hygiene routine to help keep your smile in top shape.

Who Is a Candidate for Dental Cleanings?

Children, teens, and adults should all receive routine dental cleanings to help maintain healthy teeth and gums. In fact, the American Dental Association (ADA) suggests individuals schedule regular dental cleanings at a frequency determined by their dental care provider. Infants should have their first dental exam before their first birthday, after which the ACE Dental team can assist you in determining when your child is old enough for their next appointment. Routine prophylaxis services remove plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria, which may reduce your risk for oral diseases. Along with these health benefits, a dental cleaning also removes surface stains to help you enjoy a brighter smile.

What To Expect During Your Visit

To perform your dental cleaning, our team will gently remove tartar and plaque deposits from your teeth. Advanced instruments will be used to eliminate this buildup without affecting your tooth enamel. We may use an ultrasonic device, which combines high-speed vibrations and a water-based mist, to dislodge larger areas of plaque and tartar. Hand instruments, such as a scaler or curette, will then be used to fine-scale smaller pieces. Once each tooth has been individually treated, your enamel will be polished to reduce surface stains. During your appointment, our hygiene team will help you develop a routine for keeping up with your oral hygiene between visits by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that will focus on your concerns.

After Your Dental Cleaning

When you have had your teeth cleaned, one of our dentists will perform a dental exam to evaluate your oral health. A fluoride treatment may also be applied to your teeth as a cavity prevention measure. At the end of your visit, we will help you schedule your next cleaning appointment. Dental cleanings may be recommended more frequently than twice a year if you have oral health concerns, like gum disease or are undergoing treatment with orthodontics. ACE Dental is committed to helping you and your family attain healthy, beautiful smiles and offers convenient office hours to meet your family's busy schedule.

Insurance Coverage for Prophylaxis

A dental cleaning is a prophylactic preventive dentistry treatment and is generally covered on a biannual basis by most dental insurance plans. Before your visit, our insurance specialist will contact your dental insurance to understand your coverage and benefits. If you do not carry insurance or have out-of-pocket costs, please talk to our ACE Dental team to learn about the convenient payment options accepted at our practice locations.

Protect Your Smile With Dental Cleanings

A vital part of a preventive dental care plan, regular dental cleanings can minimize your risk of cavities and gum disease and keep your smile healthy and bright. Our experienced dental professionals are passionate about helping patients of all ages boost their oral hygiene with gentle, thorough prophylaxis services. To help protect your family's oral health, schedule a dental cleaning visit at one of our ACE Dental of Texas practice locations.

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