Dental Cleaning in New Braunfels, TX

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What Is a Dental Cleaning?

Professional dental cleanings are essential to maintaining a bright, healthy smile and good overall health. At ACE Dental of New Braunfels, our dental hygienists perform gentle dental cleaning (prophylaxis) services to remove plaque and tartar accumulation from the teeth and polish the enamel to diminish surface stains. Tips on keeping good oral hygiene between visits will also be provided and personalized according to your needs. At most cleaning visits, one of our general dentists will examine your teeth to screen for any oral health conditions that might require professional attention. Receiving routine dental cleanings at our New Braunfels, TX practice can help every member of your family enjoy healthy, happy smiles. Connect with our friendly team to set up your appointments today!

WHy Is Oral Hygiene Important?

Having good oral hygiene is extremely important to more than just your smile. The health of your teeth and gums can affect your general wellness and well-being in a number of ways, from increasing the risk of systemic illnesses to impacting your self-esteem. You can help maintain ideal oral hygiene by brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste at least two times a day and flossing daily. These healthy habits also reduce your risk of gum (periodontal) disease and dental cavities (tooth decay) and help preserve the health and appearance of your smile. When you visit us for a dental cleaning, we will work with you to curate a personalized oral hygiene plan that meets your unique needs.

Who Should have a Dental Cleaning?

The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests patients receive dental cleanings at intervals suggested by their dental care provider. At ACE Dental of New Braunfels, we recommend dental cleanings at least twice each year for children, teens, and adults. Parents are also encouraged to bring young children in for their first visit before they turn a year old. Our team can then make a recommendation as to when routine dental cleanings should begin. Since professional cleanings remove plaque, tartar, and stain, which harbor harmful bacteria, these services can minimize the risk for tooth decay and gum disease and help you enjoy a brighter, healthier grin.

What Can I Expect During a Teeth Cleaning?

Our well-trained dental hygienists use advanced instruments and techniques to skillfully remove plaque and tartar from your teeth while preserving the tooth structure. An ultrasonic device that combines vibration-based energy and a stream of water might first be implemented to remove larger areas of accumulation. Hand instruments, like curettes and scalers, will then be utilized to fine-scale your teeth and remove smaller areas of plaque or tartar. After every tooth has been treated, our team will polish your enamel to minimize the appearance of surface stains. We will also assist you in creating a personalized oral home care program to help you maintain good oral hygiene between cleaning visits.

What Happens After a Dental Cleaning?

Once your teeth have been cleaned and polished, one of our dentists will step in to examine your teeth. A professional fluoride treatment might also be recommended to strengthen your teeth and reduce the risk of tooth decay. Our team can also help you set up your next dental cleaning at our New Braunfels, TX practice or book an appointment with one of our dentists if you have treatment needs. In some cases, we may recommend cleanings more frequently than twice a year, such as when gum disease is present or a patient is undergoing orthodontic care. Our team is dedicated to helping you and your loved ones optimize the health and beauty of your smiles and proudly offer convenient appointment times to fit your family's busy lifestyle.

Will Insurance Cover a Dental Prophylaxis?

As an important preventive dentistry service, dental cleanings are typically covered at least twice a year by most dental insurance policies. A member of our billing team will contact your insurance company to review your benefits ahead of time. For those with out-of-pocket costs or who do not carry insurance, ACE Dental of New Braunfels accepts a variety of affordable payment options, including special dental financing plans.

Routine Dental Care for Healthy Smiles

The value of healthy teeth and gums goes well beyond the appearance of your smile. Routine dental cleanings at our New Braunfels, TX practice remove plaque, tartar, and stain accumulation to help keep your teeth and gums healthy and minimize the risk of oral disease. Maintaining a healthy smile may also lend to better systemic health and general wellness. Contact ACE Dental of New Braunfels today to schedule dental cleanings for you and your family members!

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