Dental Cleaning in Haslet, TX

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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.

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. 

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.

Will my insurance cover a dental cleaning?
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.

Do dental cleanings make your teeth whiter?
In some minor cases, dental cleanings can restore the whiteness of your teeth. However, they are mostly used to maintain the overall health of your teeth and prevent oral diseases. For those seeking significant whitening, you may be better suited for a teeth whitening session.

How often should I get my teeth cleaned?
Most people should receive a full dental cleaning every six months. However, if you're dealing with certain issues with your teeth or gums, you may need to receive cleanings more frequently. After your appointment, our staff will let you know when you should schedule your next cleaning.

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.

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