Dental Cleaning in Sugar Land, TX

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About Dental Cleaning

A clean, healthy mouth can benefit patients of all ages. When your mouth is clean and fresh, you simply feel better and can enjoy improved self-confidence. Biannual dental cleanings with our caring team at Made Ya Smile Dental are an important part of a preventive treatment plan and can help keep all members of your family healthy and comfortable. Our team of dental hygienists and dentists take a caring, personalized approach to create positive experiences during professional cleaning visits even for those who are anxious about care. We have a gentle touch when using specialized instruments to remove plaque, tartar, and stains from your teeth to enhance your oral health and brighten your smile. Dental cleanings also give us the opportunity to check your teeth and gums and point out any areas that may need special attention at home.

Maintaining good home care with thorough brushing and flossing habits is imperative to your oral health. But visits to our Sugar Land, TX practice for biannual cleanings are just as important to keeping your smile healthy and happy. Continuing care visits with our dentists and team give us the chance to evaluate your oral health on a routine basis and identify any dental problems early on, often before more extensive care is needed. To receive your dental cleanings in a warm, welcoming environment that is focused on you, contact Made Ya Smile Dental and schedule a visit for your family with our team today.

Who Should Have a Dental Cleaning?

Keeping up with routine dental cleanings at least twice each year affords multiple advantages to your smile and overall dental health and can minimize treatment needs and expense over the long-term. During these visits, we remove plaque and tartar from the teeth, which are deposits that continually form and harbor destructive, disease-causing bacteria. While certain bacteria are known to cause gum (periodontal) disease, other types lead to the formation of tooth decay. To minimize the risk of oral diseases and cavities, we recommend that patients of all ages have their teeth cleaned of plaque and tartar on a regular basis. Stains that collect on the teeth from tobacco, tea, coffee, and other products can often be polished off to reveal a brighter, more confident smile.

Our dentists follow the ADA's (American Dental Association) recommendation that each patient undergoes professional teeth cleanings on a twice-yearly basis to help maintain their teeth and gums. In some cases, such as if periodontal disease is present, patients may require more in-depth or frequent cleaning appointments to manage their gum health or other oral concerns. Our dentists also suggest that children visit the dentist for the first time before their first birthday. As a kid-friendly practice, we strive to make these visits fun and pleasant so that children can gain a positive perspective of dental care from an early age. At your child's first visit with our practice, we can discuss when they should return for their next appointment at Made Ya Smile Dental.

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

Dedicated to creating positive dental experiences for everyone, our team of dental hygienists takes a gentle yet thorough approach to provide dental cleanings for our patients. We will use special scaling instruments and ultrasonic systems to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth to create a smooth surface. While plaque is easily removed at home with a good brushing and flossing technique, tartar (calcified plaque) can only be eliminated with a skilled approach. After thoroughly cleaning your teeth, we will then polish with a special paste to remove surface stains for a brighter, more confident smile. Depending on your needs, fluoride may be applied to the teeth at the end of the visit to help strengthen tooth structure and prevent cavity formation. Professional in-office fluoride treatments are typically recommended for kids and teens and any adult who may benefit from the use of fluoride.

How Often Do I Need A Dental Cleaning?

Biannual dental cleanings are usually recommended for kids, adolescents, and adult patients to help maintain a fresh, healthy smile. But if you have been diagnosed with gum disease and received treatment for the condition, you may need cleanings on a more frequent basis to maintain your gum health. Dental exams are often performed at dental cleaning visits during which we provide screenings for gum disease. To help reduce your risk of developing this progressive oral infection, our hygienists will demonstrate how to properly brush and floss to minimize plaque and bacterial accumulation around the teeth and gums. Additional hygiene tools or oral rinses may also be recommended if your home care and oral health may benefit from their use. At the end of your visit, we will be sure to schedule your next biannual cleaning appointment so that you get a time and day that is convenient for you.

Will Insurance Cover A Dental Cleaning?

Made Ya Smile Dental accepts most PPO dental insurance plans and is happy to file your treatment claims on your behalf. Since biannual prophylaxis (dental cleanings) services are preventive treatments, they are typically covered by dental insurance. To be sure, we will contact your provider and let you know of any personal costs. We want every member of your family to get the care needed for a bright, healthy smile and accept a range of easy payment solutions to make your dental care more affordable. If you do not have dental insurance, ask our team about our convenient in-office payment plans or third-party financing options with CareCredit®.

Dental Cleaning FAQ

How do I keep my teeth clean after my appointment?
After your dental cleaning at our Sugar Land, TX office, you'll likely feel more motivated to keep your teeth clean! We suggest that all of our patients brush their teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and use a bacteria-killing fluoride mouthwash once a day. You can also use a water rinse or brush your teeth after meals.

How long should a teeth cleaning take?
If you have healthy, clean teeth, your teeth cleaning should only take about 30 minutes. However, if you have cavities, built-up tartar, or your teeth are in poor health, it could take closer to an hour. The cleaner your teeth are, the less time your professional cleaning should take.

What happens if I don’t get my teeth cleaned?
For whatever reason, if you choose not to get your teeth cleaned by a professional, you may find yourself with tooth decay, discoloration, gum disease, and more. Teeth cleanings at Made Ya Smile are made to eliminate harmful bacterias that are nearly impossible to get with even the best at-home oral care routine. These bacteria release acids that can cause your enamel to erode, your gums to become inflamed, and can even cause tooth loss.

Schedule Your Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional biannual dental cleanings with our experience, caring team at Made Ya Smile Dental are comfortable, enjoyable experiences. As a family practice, we routinely treat patients of all ages with personalized care tailored to meet individual needs. Keeping up with routine dental cleanings and exams can allow our dentists to diagnose dental problems in the early stages and save you in time and more expensive treatment costs down the road. To schedule with a team committed to your family's health, contact our Sugar Land, TX dental practice today.

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