Dental Cleaning Overview
There are many studies that have shown the connection between your oral health and overall wellness. Bi-annual dental cleanings at Made Ya Smile can lower your risk for cavities, decay, and other issues by removing harmful bacteria that affect the mouth. Dr. Tuan (Anthony) Ly also offers cleanings at his clinic as a preventive treatment to enhance and brighten your smile. Our hygienists and assistants take a personalized approach when you visit our facility for a cleaning, especially those who seem nervous or anxious about their care.
We also take the time to check your teeth, gums, and jaw for any issues that require additional attention. Brushing and flossing your teeth at home is essential for achieving a healthy smile. However, visiting the dentist for bi-annual cleanings are just as important for identifying and treating any problems early on, before more large-scale care is needed. Dr. Ly hopes to evaluate your teeth and gums on a regular basis at our clinic in Missouri City, TX. Contact our staff at Made Ya Smile to schedule your visit.
Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
By following through with routine dental cleanings every six months, you and your family minimize your need for more invasive and costly treatment in the future. During your visit, Dr. Ly will use special tools to eliminate bacteria that can cause periodontal (gum) disease from the teeth, along with deposits called tartar that cannot be removed with regular brushing and flossing. We can also polish simple surface stains from the teeth from products such as tobacco, coffee, and tea so you can leave with a brighter smile.
Dr. Ly and his team at Made Ya Smile adhere to the American Dental Association (ADA) recommendation that patients receive a dental cleaning twice each year to maintain their oral health. If you have had issues with periodontal disease in the past, we may suggest coming in for cleanings more often to keep the harmful bacteria away. For families, it is our hope that children make their first visit to the dentist before they turn one year old for a simple evaluation. Our facility is child-friendly and will make their appointment an enjoyable, positive experience.
What To Expect with Dental Cleaning
Made Ya Smile is fully committed to creating a positive environment for patients of all ages at our clinic. We achieve this through the use of highly advanced dental instruments paired with a gentle approach. Ultrasonic systems and scaling equipment remove the hard-to-reach calcified tartar and plaque for a smoother, cleaner surface. After the cleaning, Dr. Ly will polish your teeth with a paste for the purpose of stain removal, which makes a big difference in creating a bright, healthy smile. During the appointment, we may recommend a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities from forming in the future. This in-office procedure is excellent for children, teenagers, or adults who may not have a good oral care routine at home.
Dental Cleaning Follow-Up
Twice-yearly dental cleanings are performed on patients of every age so they can maintain a healthy smile for years to come. If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease, however, you will need to have your teeth cleaned more often to prevent bacteria from causing an infection. Made Ya Smile performs dental examinations during your cleaning to reduce your risk of periodontal disease and check the gums for signs of decay. Our experienced dental hygienists will also provide instructions for brushing and flossing along with recommending additional tools you can use at home. When your appointment is completed, we will help you schedule your next cleaning appointment.
Dental Cleaning Insurance Coverage
Bi-annual prophylaxis, also known as dental cleanings, is considered a preventive service, which means most dental insurance providers will cover the appointment. The financial team at Made Ya Smile will gladly file claims on your behalf and review the coverage with you. We also accept a number of payment options if you do not have dental insurance. Ask our friendly staff about in-office plans or easy third-party financing with CareCredit®.
Professional Dental Cleaning
Excellent oral health starts by keeping your teeth free from plaque, tartar, and bacteria that can lead to cavities, periodontal disease, and more. Professional twice-yearly cleanings from Made Ya Smile are a perfect solution for patients and their families. Dr. Ly can help save you from more extensive procedures by detecting and taking care of any dental problems early on. To schedule your next cleaning appointment, contact our office in Missouri City, TX.