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Even with a perfect home oral care routine, including flossing and brushing, tartar and plaque can still form around the dental enamel. This can cause cavities and bacterial infections and other conditions. To make sure the teeth remain clean and healthy, Coppell, TX residents should have a dental cleaning at a minimum of twice a year at Riverchase Dental Care with our dentists. This is often referred to as a scale and polish. During a dental exam and cleaning, our dentists will use examination and cleaning devices to slowly remove plaque and tartar on the enamel. After the cleaning, the teeth will be polished with a buffer and any necessary dental treatments such as periodontal work or fillings will be discussed. Bi-annual dental cleanings are essential for preventing oral disease.
"Everyone was really nice and the dentist was very informative and explained everything. A very pleasant visit."- T.L. / Google / Feb 13, 2017
"Our family has gone to Riverchase Dental for over 10 years. Love Annette the dental hygienist so have stayed there even through changes in the dentist. Dr Joe is good and always explains the procedures in detail. Also the office staff tells you costs up front and no surprises. Not like going to the dentist is fun but it's as painless as possible here!"- L.D. / Yelp / Feb 01, 2017
"Chipped a tooth Sunday and called Monday morning hoping to sneak in. They found me a slot and Dr. Joe did an expert job in repairing my damaged tooth."- D.H. / Google / Jan 30, 2017
"Dr. Joseph Ayitey is incredible, very friendly and you feel very confident with him, I recommend 100? , thanks Dr. Joseph and the awesome staff. I loved. ????????"- D.R. / Google / Jan 30, 2017
"Always have a great experience."- E.B. / Google / Jan 23, 2017
What to Expect@headingTag>
Dental cleanings are typically pain-free, but if the individual has gums or teeth that are sensitive, a numbing medication can be applied. Moreover, if the patient has anxiety getting through the dental exam and cleaning due to gagging reflex, sedation options are also available at Riverchase Dental Care. A dental cleaning generally starts with an ultrasonic instrument that assists to loosen and break off plaque and tartar. Next, our dentists use a hand held device such as curettes and scalers to scrape off build-up from the gumline and enamel. The last step is to polish and buff the enamel. Fluoride and flossing usually completes the treatment.
After the teeth are polished and buffed, our dentists may conduct an oral exam to test for symptoms of any oral conditions such as cancer, periodontal disease, or an abscess. To ensure the teeth remain healthy, individuals should maintain an at-home teeth cleaning protocol of brushing plus flossing daily. Patients should confirm their next appointment at Riverchase Dental Care before leaving the office, generally by 6 months.
Since a professional dental cleaning two times a year is considered an important preventative care procedure, most dental insurance providers will cover the majority of the expense. Riverchase Dental Care will confirm with each patient's insurance company to determine their out-of-pocket fees before billing the patient directly. Individuals without insurance plans should ask about financing options through Riverchase Dental Care.
Plan Your Procedure
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If you delay your regular dental cleaning, the chance of additional dental issues could occur. To get your healthiest smile, schedule a professional dental cleaning at Riverchase Dental Care in Coppell, TX with our dentists. Annual dental cleanings keep your gums and teeth clean and take away plaque and tartar. This helps to prevent oral infections, cavities, gum disease and keeps your teeth appearing bright and white.