One of the biggest factors in great oral hygiene is twice yearly dental cleanings. Even with a proper at-home oral health regimen, plaque can form in those hard to reach places over time. Subtle Smiles recommend that you come and visit every 6 months for a cleaning and exam so that we can help remove any plaque, and identify and treat any potential problems before they develop.
What to Expect
Most typically one of our trained hygienists will perform your cleaning, with Dr. Youngs coming by after for an examination. The entire process usually lasts no more than a half hour and does not cause any patient discomfort.
How It's Done
Dental cleanings usually require a two-step process:
1) The hygienist will scale the teeth with manual or electric tools to remove built up plaque or tartar on and around the teeth. We will take extra time to focus on the gum line, as well as any pockets around the gums, to remove any residue.
2) After scaling, your hygienist will work on polishing the teeth. Different sized heads may need to be used to accommodate the different sizes and shapes of teeth. This is done as a last effort to remove lingering plaque and to protect from future detriment.
To schedule your dental cleaning with your Stafford TX dentist Dr. Youngs, call our office today at (281) 491-3626.