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
"After two years of not having a cleaning I thought I would be in for a tough hour in the chair. However since this office is new they have brand new chairs which are really comfortable and the tools are very quiet. I had such a good experience I had a few fillings done as well. I am a large guy so I usually need a lot of numbing but Dr. Shattuck injected in just the right spot and I was very comfortable. I was much more comfortable while he was drilling because of how quiet the tools were. There wasn’t a high pitch grinding sound that normally accompanies drilling. I went in for another appointment to have impressions made for Invisalign. Dr. Shattuck is making a plan to get my teeth lined up better to prevent grinding. Another benefit is that I can whiten my teeth with the invisalign trays which will be great since I am getting married later this year. My dental insurance is notoriously difficult to deal with but the office staff was persistent and was able to get quite a bit of my work covered."- A.B. / Google / Mar 06, 2017
"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
"Radiant Dental is amazing. My first appointment with them went wonderfully. The staff were welcoming with smilesand positive attitudes, especially for it being so early in the morning. Dr. Shattuck was gentle and efficient. He warned me there would be slight pain and maybe a little swelling after my cleaning and I had none! 5 stars indefinitely and I highly recommend them!!"- L.H. / Google / Mar 06, 2018
"Phenomenal. Dr. Shattuck was very personal and extremely thorough with the examination. He answered all of my questions and didn't attempt to run me through the mill like most dentists would do for a cleaning. I had one issue and he didn't try to talk me into the most expensive procedure, he explained my options, and we went from there. This is definitely a quality dentist."- S. / Healthgrades / May 21, 2016
"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
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.