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!
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.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"Just came from my yearly exam and cleaning. Wonderful ladies in the office and Dr. Prasad was delightfully personable and professional. I would highly recommend them to anyone."- L.B. / Facebook / Dec 27, 2017
"Staff is very professional. Maria was the dental hygientist whom took care of my cleaning and xray. Explained everything before it started. Dr. Gupta was very professional and explained what she was going to do or might do prior to exam. I was in good hands. Finally found a dentist that I like. Can't wait to go back"- P.H. / Google / May 12, 2019
"Great experience!!!! Got my fillings and cleaning done all in one visit. Super quick and easy. Highly recommend ace dental. Dr Mangla was very patient and did a great job of explaining everything throughout the procedure."- B.S. / Google / May 12, 2019
"I went to the the dentist today for cleaning and let me tell you the entire staff is beyond awesome. There are no words to describe how wonderful the staff is and how they treat clients. I was nervous and anxious going to the dentist because I have not been to a dentist in about a year and half. I was very self conscious about my teeth. But the oral hygienists that help me were so nice and kind to me, they put my mind at ease because they don't focus on on the look of your teeth, the dentist and oral hygienists just want to make sure that they resolve any tooth issues you may be having and to make that you are not in any tooth pain. Also I love the fact that the primary dentists at Ace Dental don't try and force any unnecessary dental procedures on you and I love the fact that after my cleaning today, the staff gave me a price break down of any dental procedures that I have done in the near future. I wish I had gotten the names of everyone working today at Ace Dental, even the oral hygienists & dentists that I didn’t meet today because that how awesome and wonderful they were with me. And to the dentist and the oral hygienists that helped me today (again I apologize for not getting their names) Thank you all so much for your wonderful service and treatment of me, I truly appreciate it. I've found my dental office!!! If you are looking for a dental office where you will be treated with utmost care, respect to you as a person and care for the health of your teeth then look no further than Ace Dental, you will be treated like family. That's how good they are!!!."- L.W. / Google / Nov 12, 2019
"I was amazed that they did exam n cleaning in one appt. Most dentists chop it up into several appts. I was delighted n medicine prescription for gums n a whitening appt for free. Ace dental u made my day. Everyone was very nice n helpful. Thanku. Carmen venegas."- C.V. / Google / Nov 25, 2019
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.