Dental Cleaning in Belton, TX

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What Is A Dental Cleaning?

As recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), patients should undergo professional dental cleanings (prophylaxis) at least twice a year or as determined by your dental care provider. Prophylaxis at ACE Dental of Belton is a routine preventive service that should be supplemented by a good oral hygiene routine at home. Our professional dental cleanings remove built-up tartar and plaque on and between your teeth and polish your enamel for a brighter smile. Professional cleanings are essential to maintaining oral health for you and your family. Please contact us at our Belton, TX office to schedule your dental cleaning today!

Why Is Oral Hygiene Important?

A healthy mouth can significantly impact your overall wellness, as well as other areas of your life. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is as simple as brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste at least twice a day and flossing your teeth daily. With just that simple routine, you can preserve a healthy-looking smile and minimize the risk of oral diseases, like tooth decay (cavities) and periodontal (gum) disease. Our team at ACE Dental of Belton will help you develop a good oral hygiene routine that you can maintain at home to keep your smile healthy and bright.

Who Should Have a Dental Cleaning?

Children and adults should all receive routine dental cleanings to help maintain healthy teeth and gums. Even infants should come in for their first dental exam around their first birthday. The ACE Dental of Belton team will help you in determining when your child is old enough for their next appointment. Everyone in your family should receive routine prophylaxis services to remove built-up plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria, which regular tooth brushing can’t fully remove. Regular dental cleanings also remove surface stains to help you enjoy a brighter smile.

What Happens During Teeth Cleanings?

During dental cleaning appointments, we usually also perform routine dental exams to check for any dental issues that may need to be addressed. We use advanced dental tools to eliminate plaque and tartar buildup without interfering with your tooth enamel. We may use ultrasonic devices combined with a water-based mist to remove troublesome plaque and tartar. A scaler or curette may be used to address smaller pieces on your teeth. Once we've thoroughly cleaned each tooth, we'll polish your enamel, which diminishes any surface stains that have developed over time from certain foods, drinks, or smoking. 

During your teeth cleaning appointment, our dental hygienists will also offer tips and help you develop a routine to maintain oral hygiene between visits.

What Can I Expect After a Dental Prophylaxis?

Once your teeth have been cleaned, a fluoride treatment may also be applied to your teeth to help prevent future cavities. Your next cleaning appointment is usually scheduled at this time. It may be recommended to have dental cleanings more than twice a year if you have gum disease or are undergoing treatment with orthodontics. We are committed to helping you and your family maintain healthy, beautiful smiles and ACE Dental of Belton offers convenient hours to fit your busy schedule.

Are Dental Cleanings Covered by Insurance?

Most dental insurance plans cover dental cleaning (a prophylactic preventive dentistry treatment) on a biannual basis. Our insurance specialist will contact your dental insurance provider to determine your coverage and benefits before your visit. ACE Dental of Belton offers convenient payment options for those who don’t carry insurance or have out-of-pocket costs. If you have any questions, talk to our insurance specialist about the different coverage options and payments accepted at our practice.

Protect Your Smile With Preventive Dental Care

The dental professionals at our Belton, TX office are passionate about helping patients and their families maintain good oral hygiene with gentle, thorough prophylaxis services. Dental cleanings are a vital part of preventive dental care and can minimize the onset of cavities and gum disease while keeping your smile healthy and bright. Schedule a dental cleaning at our ACE Dental of Belton location and let us help protect your family's oral health.

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