Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important to receive a professional dental cleaning at Stone Lake Dental twice a year. Using state-of-the-art tools, a bi-annual professional dental cleaning removes built-up tartar and plaque while polishing the enamel for a brighter, healthier smile. During your cleaning, you can learn tips for caring for your teeth at home and discover any areas that need special attention. A professional dental cleaning will give our experienced dentists the opportunity to identify any problem areas in the mouth that might require treatment. Getting a professional dental cleaning is an important part of maintaining your oral health so schedule an appointment for yourself and your family at our Wichita Falls, TX office.
The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests people schedule professional dental cleanings twice a year. Babies should get their first dental exam before their first birthday and after that, we will help you determine when your child is ready for their next dental appointment. A professional cleaning can prevent cavities since plaque buildup, the biggest cause of tooth decay, is removed. A cleaning will also address tartar and stains on the enamel. If you’d like to brighten your smile, freshen your breath, boost your health, and save money in the long run, schedule a cleaning for yourself and every member of your family at Stone Lake Dental.
What To Expect
A professional cleaning starts by removing the plaque and tartar that have built up on your teeth, which can be difficult to treat on your own no matter how often you brush and floss. Special instruments are used to carefully scale buildup without harming the tooth. First, an ultrasonic device addresses bigger chunks of tartar and plaque with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, handheld instruments, like a curette or scaler, will be used to remove smaller pieces. Each tooth needs to be individually scaled to get all the tartar and plaque. Once the teeth have been cleaned, the enamel will be polished to remove stains and strengthen the teeth. If needed or requested, a fluoride treatment can be performed after the cleaning.
Our dental team may suggest cleanings more frequently for some patients with concerns, like gum disease. During your cleaning, one of our dental hygienists can help you develop a good home oral care routine by demonstrating techniques or recommending products that will address your specific concerns. These can be very beneficial for your teeth, overall health, and wallet so make sure you schedule and go to your dental cleanings at Stone Lake Dental.
A professional dental cleaning is considered a preventive procedure so it is usually covered by dental insurance. Our office will contact your insurance company to determine your specific coverage and then calculate any out-of-pocket costs. If you do not have dental insurance, please talk to our team about the different payments we accept, including medical financing.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Keep your smile healthy and bright with dental cleanings twice a year at Stone Lake Dental in Wichita Falls, TX. Our highly qualified dental team works with patients to improve their oral and overall health with professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup. As an important part of a proactive dental care plan, a professional cleaning can save you and your family from a lot of trouble and expensive treatments later on. Contact our front office to schedule a cleaning for yourself and your family.