Dental Cleaning in The Woodlands, TX

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About Dental Cleaning

When it comes to your oral health, regular brushing and flossing are essential, but it's only half the battle. Professional dental cleanings are a twice-yearly preventive solution that eliminates tartar, plaque, bacteria, and surface stains from your teeth when you visit our clinic in The Woodlands, TX. Made Ya Smile Dental will also examine your teeth and gums to make personalized recommendations for at-home cleaning based on your needs. It's our top priority to keep individuals feeling comfortable and relaxed during their visit, ultimately making sure that this is a positive experience for your family. To learn more about the excellent dental benefits of biannual cleanings, or to schedule your next appointment, contact our friendly office staff. 

Who Should Have a Dental Cleaning?

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends adults and children to have their teeth cleaned by a trained professional at least twice each year. Some individuals should get dental cleanings more frequently due to the condition of their teeth and gums, such as patients who have gum disease. The experienced practitioners at Made Ya Smile Dental also suggest children visit the dentist at least once before they turn one year old. 

Cleanings are essential to the health of your smile for many reasons, including the removal of harmful bacteria, tartar, and plaque that can cause cavities, tooth decay, and gum (periodontal) disease. Routine cleanings greatly reduce your chances of costly treatments in the future. Not only that, many individuals love the fresh, clean feeling on their teeth, helping them feel more confident than ever. 

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

Our dental assistants and hygienists go to every length to make your dental visit pleasant and enjoyable. After arriving for your appointment, our staff will use ultrasonic tools and hand instruments to get rid of the tartar and plaque building up in your teeth. While plaque is effortlessly removed with a toothbrush at home, it's more difficult to remove tartar, also known as calcified plaque. Once removed, Made Ya Smile Dental polishes surface stains so you can leave with brighter, whiter-looking teeth. Practitioners finish the appointment with a fluoride treatment to strengthen enamel and reduce the risk of future cavities.  

How Often Do I Need A Dental Cleaning?

Dental cleanings are normally suggested for children, teens, and adults on a biannual basis. Patients with issues, such as gum disease, may need to get professional cleanings more often, such as every three to four months. This allows our dentists to keep a close eye on your oral health and make more recommendations as needed. During twice-yearly prophylaxis and yearly exams at our office, we screen patients for tooth decay and gum disease while offering solutions to reduce their risk for these serious conditions. Made Ya Smile Dental's team of dental hygienists and dentists will show you the proper way to brush and floss your teeth and help you address specific areas that concern you. To get an appointment that is convenient for your schedule, make sure to schedule your next cleaning before you leave our office. 

Will Insurance Cover A Dental Cleaning?

As a preventive service, professional cleanings for individuals and families are generally covered by dental insurance providers. Our friendly team will contact your insurance to confirm your benefits and inform you if there are any out-of-pocket costs before we begin the treatment. We accept most PPO plans and other payment types so you can afford a healthy smile. Made Ya Smile Dental also takes third-party financing through CareCredit®. 

Dental Cleaning FAQ

How long should a teeth cleaning take?
A dental cleaning at The Woodlands, TX office should only take about 30 minutes if your teeth are in good health. If you have dental issues like tartar buildup or cavities, your teeth cleaning may take longer.

What happens if I don’t get my teeth cleaned?
Several issues can develop if you do not get your teeth professionally cleaned like tooth discoloration, decay, gum disease, or lost teeth. Dental cleanings are performed to remove tartar and plaque that can be harder to remove with an at-home dental care routine.

What foods should I avoid after a teeth cleaning?
We recommend avoiding spicy, acidic, or heavily seasoned food for the rest of the day after your cleaning because your teeth may be sensitive or slightly irritated. Your dentist will review with you what foods are safe to eat following your cleaning.

Schedule Your Professional Dental Cleaning

Twice-yearly cleanings at our family dental practice keep your smile looking and feeling great. Patients of every age can also benefit from gentle cleanings to reduce the need for more complex and expensive treatments in the future. Made Ya Smile Dental has more than 30 years of experience providing a full scope of dental services, including thorough cleanings in a welcoming, warm environment. To schedule a visit to our The Woodlands, TX location, give us a call today. 

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