About Dental Cleanings
Even with a consistent home oral maintenance routine, including brushing, flossing, and using fluoride, bacteria and plaque can still exist around the teeth. This can create bacterial infections, cavities, and gum disease and other problems. To ensure the teeth keep healthy, clean, and free of infection, Richmond, TX residents should have a dental exam and cleaning about twice a year at Waterside Dental Care with our dentists. This is often called a prophylaxis, which is a scale and polish procedure. During a dental cleaning and exam, our dentists will use examination and cleaning devices to delicately remove plaque and tartar on the enamel. After the cleaning, the teeth will be polished to remove stains and any necessary dental treatments such as fillings for cavities will be discussed. Bi-annual dental examination and cleaning treatments are essential for creating a healthy, long-term smile.
"Me and my daughter our patients and enjoy are visit with Waterside Dental. My 11 year old has gone to different dentist offices and has always been scared to go for her visits. But with waterside dental she feels comfortable and likes to come to them and has no fears to her visits. Her tooth Extraction went great as her first time visit as a new patient."- S.T. / Google / Jan 28, 2020
"Sarah was simply brilliant. Took away my coffee and tea stains. Couldn’t be any happier. Thank you Ms Sarah."- I.C. / Google / Dec 12, 2019
"I was impressed with how thorough they are. Great service and very friendly staff!"- M.S. / Google / Nov 23, 2019
"friendly efficiency."- C.P. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"I have been a new patient for about one month and have had three appts in that time. After my initial exam and X-ray I went back for my cleaning and one cavity. About two weeks later I had a Torus Mandibular erupt through the gum, rough boney protrusion, during the weekend. I called first thing Monday morning and the dentist was able to see me later that day. The problem was taken care at that time. The reception staff has been very nice and polite. The Dentist and her dental assistants are also very friendly and professional. I have no complaints."- M.S. / Yelp / Sep 30, 2019
What to Expect
Dental cleanings are usually performed without pain, but if the person has a sensitive mouth, a numbing treatment can be given. Also, if the patient has issues getting through the cleaning process due to trouble relaxing, light sedation options are also given at Waterside Dental Care. A cleaning appointment starts with an ultrasonic device that makes it easier to break off plaque and tartar. Next, our dentists use an instrument such as a scaling tool to scale away build-up from the gumline and enamel. The next step is to brush and polish the enamel. Flossing and a fluoride treatment usually completes the cleaning process.
When the teeth are cleaned and polished, our dentists may complete an oral assessment to look for warnings of any oral conditions such as gum disease and oral cancer. To ensure the teeth keep healthy, patients should continue to perform an at-home oral care routine of brushing and flossing the teeth daily. Patients should discuss their next dental appointment at Waterside Dental Care while leaving the office, generally for 6 months later.
Given that a professional dental cleaning bi-annually is considered a relevant preventative care service, most dental insurance companies will cover mostly all of the fees. Waterside Dental Care will check with each patient's insurance policy to determine their personal cost before billing the patient directly. Anyone without insurance can talk about financing programs through Waterside Dental Care.
Plan Your Procedure
Clean and Polished
If you disregard your regular dental cleaning, the possibility of additional dental concerns could happen. To attain your healthiest smile, get a professional dental cleaning at Waterside Dental Care in Richmond, TX with our dentists. Regular dental cleanings keep your mouth clean and get rid of plaque and tartar. This stops oral disease and concerns and keeps your mouth stain-free and bright.
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