Dental Cleaning Overview
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.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"New job + new insurance = new dentist. My coworker has been going to this location for awhile now. Even after a root canal (awful procedure to go through anywhere!) she still recommended Made Ya Smile. Dr. Olsen is who she really wanted to send me to; however, he has recently moved to the Kingwood branch so I was/am being treated by Dr. Bonin. He is really quick to run in and out of your room.. and I kinda wish he would slow down and take another moment with me.. but his no-messing-around attitude does make for quick visits. First Visit: In January, I experienced a very sharp pain in the upper left of my mouth. Called in Friday 8 January to make an appointment. I asked for the earliest available and they able to have me in at 8:15am that following Monday. I was able to give my insurance information over the phone to have it verified before I even show up. Arrived bright and early and began filling out the new patient paperwork. I really like that the waiting area has both a sofa and tables -- instead of being uncomfortable writing in your lap, I was able to sit comfortable at a table to look over each page. Photos and x-rays were taken of the area causing concern. The attendant declared I would be needing a root canal and cap. Dr. Bonin came in and very very very quickly agreed. They offered me an appointment at 2 pm that same day! When I came back in, Dr. Bonin numbed me up with ease and I experience no pain through the procedure. My permanent cap placement was scheduled and the fitting for it was as easy as pie: no pain and they were able to get it right without needing much adjustment. The office took care of the issue I had called in about without bullsh**ing around and I really appreciated it. I made an appointment for a full cleaning, exam, and was able to use the check in offer for the teeth whitening***. Second Visit: Hygienist and attendant were both very friendly and efficient. The hygienist pointed out a crack on one of my teeth :( Dr. Bonin swooped in and very very very quickly agreed and recommended a cap be put on as soon as I could get it scheduled. Third Visit: Called in to schedule work on my cracked tooth and the young woman asked if I wanted to get my filling in the same sitting. I let her know that no one had gone over this treatment with me and so I would not be scheduling it. Once I had the attendant and Dr. Bonin in the room I asked them to cover EVERYTHING they saw in my mouth -- no matter how small! --and they did talk about the filling needed. I was a bit irked 'cause I thought I had asked for all the recommended treated my second visit. Whateves. Thankfully it wasn't anything too expensive or invasive. Right now I'm rockin' my temporary cap for the cracked tooth and am scheduled to go back 6 April. I am sure it will go smoothly like my previous visits. *** Check in offer for free whitening got me a do-it-yourself kit with mouth guards. I was instructed very tiny drops of the solution on the guards and the directions say to start with 15 minutes (rather than a full 30 minute session). I haven't really haven't seen a noticeable difference in my teeth and am kinda bummed. Will keep going with the treatments, though, and can update if anyone wants. Ps, NONE of the photos posted on here by Made Ya Smile look anything like the Woodlands Branch."- A.C. / Yelp / Mar 16, 2016
"I just moved here, so my husband and I have each been to this location once. We will continue to go, and I look forward to having a reason to update my review to 5 stars eventually. All of the people I interacted with were friendly, and clearly had pleasing the patient in mind. They have very up-to-date technology, which makes the cleaning process go very smoothly, and makes the patient experience very well-informed. The staff are well-trained, and do their job's well. Here's what knocked them down 1 star for me. My husband goes in, has a great experience, but they sell him a night guard for grinding his teeth. Okay, reasonable, I believe he very well needs one. I go in, they try to do the EXACT same thing to me. I keep telling them, there's no way I grind my teeth in my sleep, I sleep with my mouth gaping open, and they will not drop it. I even texted my husband, "is there anyway I could grind my teeth in my sleep", and he told me absolutely not, I sleep with my mouth at like 180 degree angle practically. I tell them that, and they finally drop it, but do be weary. I think they really like to push those night guards, which I'm sure are a great help for some people, but why buy/wear one if you don't need it?"- E.M. / Yelp / Jun 22, 2015
"In order to straighten my teeth, it was recommended that I extract a tooth. Many dentists have suggested it, yet none had been able to convince me to proceed with the procedure. However, the staff at this office was so professional and courteous, I felt very comfortable in making a decision to proceed with the extraction. Had it not been for the pain free teeth cleaning and laser gum treatment (minutes before), I would not have agreed to begin the process of straightening my smile. The hygienist and dental assistant were very attentive to my comfort, and were able to answer all my questions regarding the tooth extraction and corrective steps to realign my teeth. By the way, all of the above occurred while I was reclined in a therapeutic massage chair! I grew up visiting military dental offices, needless to say, I was not accustomed to the pampering and attention that this office provided. The tooth extraction was not easy, however, Dr. Rossi did an excellent job of making sure I was not in pain or feeling any discomfort After the successful extraction, I was prescribed pain medication, but to my surprise, I didn't feel the need to take any of it. My overall experience at this location was an excellent one. Both the professional and administrative staff at this location deserve the 5 stars I am giving them. I highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a good dentist in the Woodlands area."- J.L. / Yelp / Oct 21, 2014
"Dr. Troy Mannino is the best. He is gentle and is a great conversationalist, witty. Dr. Mannino and his staff are very obliging and they do a great job of communicating billing and procedures. All of the dental assistants are pleasant and make you feel comfortable. I have had extensive work; crowns, root canals, deep cleanings and cosmetic work. I highly recommend this office for dental work."- S.J. / Google / Aug 25, 2018
"Nice kind and friendly personnel. I have been going to Kuykendahl location since they opened. My cleanings, caps, Veneers and Invisalign have all been at this same location. I have had great results on all procedures."- J.R. / Google / Jul 18, 2019
Best Candidates for 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 To Expect with 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.
Dental Cleaning Follow-Up
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.
Dental Cleaning Insurance Coverage
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®.
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.