Dental Cleaning Overview
While daily habits such as brushing and flossing are an important part of taking care of your smile, it's only half the battle. Dental cleanings are a preventive solution that keeps your teeth and gums healthy by eliminating plaque, tartar, and surface stains all in one twice-yearly visit. Dr. Jireh Yue of Made Ya Smile Dental employs a caring, talented team who provides a positive atmosphere for dental cleanings. We use special instruments designed to check the health of your teeth and gums and make recommendations based on your unique needs, especially tips for home care. Dental cleanings also allow us to routinely evaluate your oral health for any areas of concern so we can treat them as early as possible. To receive your comprehensive cleaning, contact our practice in Houston, TX and schedule your appointment.
Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends patients get their teeth cleaned professionally at least twice each year. Based on the health of the teeth and gums, some individuals may need to get their teeth cleaned more often. At Made Ya Smile Dental, we also suggest that children visit the dentist at least once before they turn one year old. During this appointment, we will be able to point out any areas of concern as their teeth and jaw develop. Dr. Yue will let you know when they should come back for their next appointment.
With twice-yearly visits, dental cleanings are essential to your oral health for many reasons. First, certain types of harmful bacteria can cause cavities and tooth decay, while others lead to gum (periodontal) disease. Our facility removes plaque and tartar, minimizing the places where bacteria live and hide. Regular cleanings can remove these deposits from the teeth and polish away surface stains to reduce your risk for oral disease and create a fresher, more confident smile. By addressing these issues early on, Made Ya Smile lowers your family's need for more costly treatment in the future.
What To Expect with Dental Cleaning
Led by Dr. Yue, Made Ya Smile's team of dental hygienists make every effort to make your dental cleaning an enjoyable experience. Though plaque is easily removed at home with a toothbrush, tartar (calcified plaque) can only be removed with special dental instruments. When plaque and tartar collect on the teeth, we use advanced ultrasonic and hand instruments and techniques to eliminate them. Afterward, our staff will polish any surface stains so you can have a brighter, smoother finish. At the end of the cleaning appointment, we apply fluoride treatments, especially for children to strengthen their teeth as well as adults who are prone to cavities.
Dental Cleaning Follow-Up
Made Ya Smile Dental offers dental cleanings for patients of all ages on a biannual basis. However, for patients who have gum disease, Dr. Yue may recommend visiting our clinic for cleanings every three to four months to prevent harmful bacteria from causing an infection. Our experienced team can also offer friendly advice for caring for your teeth at home, including demonstrating proper brushing techniques, recommending tools you can use, and addressing different areas of concern. To make sure dental cleanings fit into your schedule, we suggest making your next appointment as soon as possible.
Dental Cleaning Insurance Coverage
As a preventive service, cleanings are generally covered by insurance, but the staff at Made Ya Smile Dental will contact your provider to confirm your benefits. If you have out-of-pocket costs, we will inform you before the treatment and help you make arrangements so your care is more affordable. We work with most major PPO plans and offer many ways to pay, including third-party financing through CareCredit® for your convenience.
Professional Dental Cleaning
With more than three decades of experience providing dental cleanings in a warm, welcome environment, Made Ya Smile Dental is proud to serve your family in the Houston, TX area. Dr. Yue and his staff strive to keep your family's teeth happy and healthy through twice-yearly dental cleanings at our practice. With help from our team, routine care reduces your need for more complex, expensive care in the future. To learn more about our facility, or to schedule a professional cleaning, contact us for your next appointment.