About Dental Cleanings
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.
"I have been going to Riverchase Dental for about 3 years. The Riverchase Dental staff are very friendly and accommodating. They are ALWAYS very pleasant. I had to reschedule a teeth cleaning for my daughter and myself 3 times. Each reschedule was done quickly and with no questions asked. The dental hygienist was very thorough, efficient, and friendly as well. I have tried several dentists since moving to TX 20 years ago. A few of the ones I visited only wanted to cold sell you BEFORE getting to the business at hand. NOT a big fan of that tactic."- L.L. / Google / Sep 22, 2018
"Dr Joe and his staff are the BEST!"- K.R. / Google / Aug 30, 2018
"Very sweet! And always on-time. Easy to reschedule and move around my appointment times! Very professional and clean!"- G.B. / Google / Jun 23, 2018
"Dr. Joe is great, very kind and gentle. It is also wonderful that our whole family (including our 3, 5 and 7 year old) can get our cleaning done at the same location."- T.S. / Google / May 31, 2018
"First time patient. I would highly recommend this dental office. Everyone is very pleasant and friendly. My hygenist was fantastic, knowledable and most of all gentle!! Dr Joe is very nice as well."- M.A. / Google / May 11, 2018
What to Expect
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
Clean and Polished
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.