Regular teeth cleaning, also known as dental prophylaxis, is an important component of overall oral health. Not only do regular cleanings help stop the progression of gingivitis and prevent more advanced periodontal disease, but they also allow your dentist to spot and address various health issues early on—before they have a chance to develop into bigger, more serious problems.
If you’re looking to schedule teeth cleaning in Gonzales, reach out to Gonzales Dental and speak to a friendly and professional member of our team. Our comprehensive teeth cleaning services for children and adults are designed to prevent cavities, halt gum disease, and ensure optimal oral health.
We recommend that you schedule at least two routine teeth cleanings each year, once every six months. However, for those with more serious oral health and hygiene concerns, including advanced gum disease, we may recommend more frequent cleanings. We’re happy to answer your questions and provide detailed information specific to your situation during your initial examination and check-up.
Schedule a teeth cleaning service with Gonzales Dental by calling (830) 971-0268 or by contacting us online today.
Generally speaking, the purpose of semi-annual teeth cleanings is to remove plaque and tartar buildup to prevent gingivitis, periodontitis, and other oral health conditions.
In addition to improving your overall oral health, regular teeth cleanings can also:
- Remove unwanted and unsightly yellow and brown stains from the teeth
- Reduce halitosis, or bad breath, which is a common symptom of gum disease
- Prevent cavities, periodontal disease, and tooth loss
- Halt the progression of existing gum disease, including gingivitis and periodontitis
- Allow for early detection and treatment of serious oral health conditions
Regular teeth cleanings can also help you save time and money by preventing significant oral problems that are often costly and time-consuming to treat, not to mention extremely painful. Although many people feel some degree of anxiety about visiting the dentist, regular teeth cleaning appointments can also help ease some of this stress and fear.
What Is Included in a Teeth Cleaning?
At Gonzales Dental, we tailor our treatments, including our routing teeth cleaning services in Gonzales, to meet the unique needs of each individual patient. That being said, most teeth cleaning services include the same few steps.
Here’s what you can typically expect from a routine teeth cleaning:
- First, we will conduct a general examination of your teeth
- In some cases, we may take x-rays as part of the initial exam
- Next, one of our dental hygienists will gently remove plaque and tartar using a scaler
- Then, we will polish your teeth using a gritty polish and a high-powered brush
- Afterward, your hygienist will carefully floss your teeth to remove any remaining plaque
- You will then be asked to rinse and swish your mouth to remove all of the tooth polish
- Lastly, one of our dentists will come by to perform a final professional exam and check-up
Most teeth cleanings take about 30 minutes to an hour, and it is a painless process, though some patients may experience mild discomfort. At Gonzales Dental, we prioritize our patients’ comfort, both with the quality of our services and the treatments themselves. Our dental hygienists, dentists, and staff are happy to answer your questions and accommodate your comfort needs.
How Much Does Teeth Cleaning Cost?
The cost of your teeth cleaning service depends on several factors, including whether you have dental health insurance. At Gonzales Dental, we accept all forms of PPO insurance, as well as Texas Medicaid and CHIPS. We also offer a variety of payment plans and financing options, including plans through Sunbit and Care Credit, to aid those without traditional dental insurance.
We strive to provide top-quality dental care for every budget. Our team is happy to assist you in finding a payment option that meets your needs. For more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Gonzales Dental today and ask about our Gonzales teeth cleaning services.
Call us at (830) 971-0268 to schedule an appointment. You can also contact us online using our secure submission form.
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