Keller TX Family Dentist Recommends Regular Dental Cleanings
Regular dental cleanings with your Keller, TX Family Dentist are a mandatory piece of your oral health routine. By making and keeping your cleaning appointments, you can ensure proper cleaning and optimal oral health. The Esthetique Dental team will remove any plaque that has developed between cleanings. It is important to note that even with proper brushing and flossing, plaque can still form in areas that are difficult to reach.
How it's done
Your dental cleaning will take between 30-60 minutes. During this time, a member of the Esthetique Dental team will perform the cleaning, with Dr. Darshan Patel coming in for an additional exam at the end of the appointment. For most patients, dental cleanings are completely painless.
During your dental cleaning, the hygiene staff member will 'scale' the teeth. This involves removing any tartar and plaque buildup from the tooth services. The hygienist will also 'dig' into the gum pockets to remove any plaque buildup that is hiding there.
Next, the hygienist will polish and buff the teeth. This will remove any stubborn plaque, and leave your teeth feeling squeaky clean.
During your appointment, Dr. Darshan Patel will also evaluate you for periodontal disease. Periodontal disease usually forms when teeth haven't been cleaned in some time, or have not been cleaned properly. If you have developed periodontal disease, a deep, multi-step cleaning may be in order. There is more information regarding this type of cleaning below.