what is a dental cleaning?
Dr. Luke Riley and his team strive to make sure their patients have a healthy smile year-round. Even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine at home, it is still beneficial for you to have a professional cleaning at Riley Dental in Haslet, TX twice each year. Using advanced equipment, a professional dental hygiene cleaning eliminates built-up tartar, plaque, removes calculus and polishes your enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. After your appointment with your dental hygienist, you can ask for tips on better home oral hygiene practices and discover certain areas which may need more care. A professional dental hygiene cleaning will give Dr. Riley a chance to look for any issues in your mouth which may need attention. Having a professional cleaning is a vital step in keeping up your dental health, so make appointments for your family at our Haslet, TX dental practice.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"The staff are amazing! Facility is very clean. This is the most friendliest dentist office I've been to so far. The receptionist is VERY SWEET and take her time explaining details and doesn't rush through questions. I will recommend this dentist office to any and everyone! Just got a teeth cleaning today and tomorrow will start my Invisalign process THANK YOU RADIANT DENTAL CARE ??????"- O.H. / Google / Mar 06, 2018
"I am so grateful to have found Radiant Dental Care! My husband and I both started coming here a couple of months ago on a recommendation, and we were not let down. I've had bad dental experiences in the past that left me very scared of dentistry, but Dr. Shattuck and the team made me feel safe and comfortable. I really like how Dr. Shattuck explains everything he is doing, so I'm not left unaware of what's going on. Both Jennifer and Cheryl have done my cleanings, and they are both kind and knowledgeable. I always feel like I've left learning something new about my dental health. The entire staff is friendly! My husband is currently in the process of getting a lot of dental work done here, and he said he's never had such a great experience with a dentist's office. His biggest issue with previous dentists is that he's experienced a lot of pain even after he's been numbed up, but he said this has never happened here, and he feels confident that he will have a pain-free experience. We've already recommended Radiant Dental to our friends! We drive here from Lewisville because we love them so much!"- M.Y. / Yelp / Apr 22, 2019
"Unfortunately for me, I inherited bad teeth so I am very familiar with dental offices. Thankfully, Radiant Dental Care is one of the best. I have been seeing Dr. Shattuck and his team since they opened and have always had a great experience here. Every time I go - from routine cleanings to dental work - I know that I will be in a relaxed environment with a staff that is genuinely friendly and have a wonderfully possitive attitude. Dr. Shattuck always takes the time to explain not only what he is going to do to fix whatever dental issue I have, but what caused the problem. I have seen both Jennifer and Cheryl (Hygienists) and they are excellent at helping you maintain healthy teeth and always have a friendly and positive attitude. Christy - Patient Service Manager - is wonderful. She is always cheerful and a delight to talk to. One of the best dental offices I have found."- G.H. / Google / Jun 06, 2019
"I have been going here for almost 2 years now and it's always a wonderful experience! I brought my fiance along as a client and she loves it as well. I highly recommend getting all your work and cleaning done here!"- T.G. / Google / Mar 23, 2020
"I am so grateful to have found Radiant Dental Care! My husband and I both started coming here a couple of months ago on a recommendation, and we were not let down. I’ve had bad dental experiences in the past that left me very scared of dentistry, but Dr. Shattuck and the team made me feel safe and comfortable. I really like how Dr. Shattuck explains everything he is doing, so I’m not left unaware of what’s going on. Both Jennifer and Cheryl have done my cleanings, and they are both kind and knowledgeable. I always feel like I’ve left learning something new about my dental health. The entire staff is friendly! My husband is currently in the process of getting a lot of dental work done here, and he said he’s never had such a great experience with a dentist’s office. His biggest issue with previous dentists is that he’s experienced a lot of pain even after he’s been numbed up, but he said this has never happened here, and he feels confident that he will have a pain-free experience. We’ve already recommended Radiant Dental to our friends! We drive here from Lewisville because we love them so much!"- M.Y. / Yelp / Apr 22, 2019
What Are the Benefits of Dental Cleanings?
At Riley Dental in Haslet, TX, we understand the significant role that routine dental cleanings play for ensuring dental health and a sparkling smile. Recommended for every six months, these cleanings serve as a necessary supplement to your home-based oral hygiene habits of brushing and flossing. Opting for dental cleanings at our office can bring you an array of benefits, such as:
- Preventing cavities and periodontal disease
- A more radiant smile
- Detecting oral health issues before they become a bigger concern
- Eliminating plaque and tartar buildup with specialty equipment
- Removing bacteria from the gums and gumline
- Oral health and at-home care advice for your specific needs
who should get a dental cleaning?
The ADA (American Dental Association) recommends everyone should have a professional cleaning two times each year. Infants should have a visit to the dentist before they turn one, and following that, Dr. Riley can help you decide when your child is old enough for their next appointment. A professional dental cleaning may help you avoid cavities because built-up plaque, the main reason for tooth decay, is removed. A professional cleaning will also remove stains and tartar from your teeth. If you would like to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, improve your oral health, and avoid spending money on more expensive treatments, make an appointment for professional cleanings for your whole family at Riley Dental.
what does a dental cleaning include?
If you are a candidate for a standard prophylactic dental cleaning, your hygienist will start by addressing the tartar and plaque deposits on your enamel, which is hard to remove at home with just daily brushing and flossing. Advanced tools are used to scale buildup without effecting the enamel, our practice utilizes piezoelectric technology to loosen large areas of plaque and tartar, next a fine handheld instrument will remove the remaining pieces. After your teeth are clean, your enamel will be carefully polished to strengthen the enamel and remove stains. If recommended by your dental hygienist or requested, fluoride treatment may be applied following your hygiene cleaning.
will i need a Follow-Up after a dental cleaning?
Dr. Riley may recommend cleanings at more frequent intervals if you have other oral health concerns such as periodontal disease. Throughout your treatment, Dr. Riley or your dental hygienist will help you come up with a home routine for good oral health by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques which can focus on your needs.
does insurance cover dental cleanings?
A member of our office can speak to your dental insurance to help provide understanding for your coverage before we begin any of your recommended treatment. If you do not have insurance, Riley Dental has several in-office payment plans and partners a third-party financing company offering deferred payment plans with Care Credit.
Dental cleaning FAQs
Do dental cleanings hurt?
You probably won't feel anything during your dental cleaning. However, some people notice a little discomfort the first time a hygienist scrapes plaque off their teeth. If you do feel pain, be sure to tell a member of our staff. We can provide you with a topical anesthetic to keep you comfortable.
How long is a dental cleaning?
Dental cleanings take less than an hour, though this time varies depending on your specific oral health and needs. If you're not experiencing any problems with your teeth, but are simply having a check-up, then chances are that your appointment will be shorter than if you had general anesthesia or an official procedure.
I just want my teeth to look good. Are dental cleanings necessary?
Regular dental cleanings would are necessary to maintain good oral health. If you're interested in a cosmetic procedure, simply let our staff know. We will make sure your teeth are clean and healthy before moving forward with a cosmetic treatment.
get cleaner, healthier teeth
Help keep your teeth bright and healthy with professional dental hygiene cleanings at least two times a year at Riley Dental in Haslet, TX. Dr. Riley and his team help both adults and children boost their oral health with professional dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup. Contact our office to make appointments for your whole family.