Professional Dental Cleanings (Bi-Annual Prophylaxis) – Dental Hygiene – Houston, TX*

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About Dental Cleanings

Even the most diligent brusher will miss plaque and tartar buildup. That’s why staying on top of your bi-annual dental cleaning and exam are paramount to your dental health. They say disease begins in the mouth with good reason — many illnesses show manifestations in the mouth. Decay that is not removed develops into gum disease, which is connected to a variety of serious health issues, such as diabetes, heart problems, stroke, and complications with childbirth. The American Dental Association recommends getting your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year. When it comes to your oral health care, taking preventive measures at Michael A. Macaluso, D.D.S., PC will save you time, money, and stress. Getting timely dental x-rays will also help find tumors, bone loss, cysts, deep decay, and provide a closer look at the roots of your teeth.

Your twice-yearly dental cleaning appointments are also a time for oral cancer screenings, fluoride treatments, and to check and/or repair existing dental devices. Dental health and having a fresh, bright smile go hand-in-hand. Having your teeth professionally polished and cleaned will remove the buildup that can dull your smile. Make appointments for you and/or your family at general and cosmetic dentist Dr. Michael Macaluso's practice in Houston, TX.

Best Candidates

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends everyone to have a professional cleaning two times each year. Infants should have a visit to the dentist before they turn one and following that, we can help you decide when your child is old enough for their next appointment. Your professional dental cleaning may help you avoid cavities because of built-up plaque, the main reason for tooth decay, is removed. Your professional cleaning will also remove stains and tartar from your teeth. 

You may also require more teeth cleanings if you have periodontal disease. Extra cleaning may improve your oral health to get your gums back into a healthy state faster.

What To Expect

Your dental cleaning will start by addressing the tartar and plaque deposits on your enamel, which are hard to remove at home with just daily brushing and flossing. Advanced tools are used to scale buildup without affecting the enamel. To start, a device with ultrasonic technology loosens large areas of plaque and tartar with a lubricating mist and high-speed vibrations. Next, a fine handheld instrument, such as a scaler or curette, will remove the remaining pieces. Every tooth will be scaled to get all the buildup. After your teeth are clean, your enamel will be carefully polished to strengthen it and remove stains. If requested or needed, a professional fluoride treatment may be applied following your cleaning.

Follow-Up

Dr. Macaluso may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns, such as periodontal disease. Throughout your treatment, your hygienist will help you come up with a home routine for good oral health by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques that can focus on your needs. These are advantageous for your teeth, wallet, and overall health so be sure to attend your dental appointments at Michael A. Macaluso, D.D.S., PC.

Destroy the buildup

Help keep your teeth bright and healthy with professional cleanings two times each year at Michael A. Macaluso, D.D.S., PC in Houston, TX. Dr. Macaluso and his team treat both adults and children by boosting their oral health with professional dental cleanings to remove built-up plaque and tartar. A vital tool in any preventive oral health plan, dental cleanings may keep you from future tooth pain and invasive treatments later. Contact our office to make appointments for you and your whole family.

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