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Professional Dental Cleanings (Bi-Annual Prophylaxis) – Richardson, TX

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Overview

Even if you have a perfect oral hygiene routine at home, it can still be beneficial for you to get a professional dental cleaning at Robert L. Porter Dentistry twice each year. Using advanced equipment, a professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar, and then polishes the enamel for a healthier, brighter smile. The hygienist will also check the health of your gums to screen for periodontal disease, and inform you of treatment options if it is detected. She will inform you of any problem areas and ensure you're able to adequately clean your teeth to keep your mouth healthy. A professional dental cleaning will be followed by an oral exam by board-certified dentist Dr. Robert Porter who can identify any problem areas in your mouth that may need care. Our hygienist says "naked teeth make happy gums". She would love the opportunity to explain to you why that is true. Having a professional dental cleaning is an important step in keeping up your dental health, so make an appointment for yourself and your family with Dr. Porter in Richardson, TX.

Best Candidates

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends patients have a professional cleaning two times a year. A professional cleaning can help you avoid cavities and gum disease by removing built-up plaque, the sticky film containing bacteria. This plaque is the main reason for tooth decay. A cleaning will also remove stains and calcified plaque (tartar) from your teeth. If you’d like to freshen your breath, brighten your smile, boost your health, and avoid spending money on more expensive treatments, make an appointment for a cleaning for yourself and every member of your family at Robert L. Porter Dentistry today.

What To Expect

A professional cleaning removes the tartar and plaque that have collected on your teeth, which is difficult to remove at home with just daily flossing and brushing. Special instruments are used to carefully scale buildup without affecting the enamel. At each cleaning appointment, after reviewing and updating your medical history, you will swish with a mouthwash to kill bacteria in your mouth. We'll use dental instruments to scale and remove buildup without damaging the teeth. An ultrasonic device, with water mist and high-speed vibrations, may be used to remove large deposits of tartar. Each tooth will be individually scaled, then carefully polished with a rubber cup and tooth polish to remove stains. After your dental exam by Dr. Porter you will receive a goody bag with products to help care for your teeth at home. If requested or indicated, a professional fluoride treatment can be performed following your cleaning.

Follow-Up

Dr. Porter may recommend cleanings more often if you have other oral health concerns such as periodontal disease. After each dental cleaning, we are happy to pre-appoint your next cleaning visit to ensure you get your most convenient time slot. With regular, timely professional cleanings at Robert L. Porter Dentistry, you should be able to keep your teeth and gums healthy, resulting in a beautiful smile for a lifetime!

Insurance Coverage

A professional dental cleaning is a preventive treatment, so it's typically covered by insurance. A member of our office can talk to your insurance company to understand your coverage before we calculate any remaining amount. If you don't have insurance, you can talk to Dr. Porter about payments we take and dental financing.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Help keep your smile healthy and bright with dental cleanings twice a year at Robert L. Porter Dentistry in Richardson, TX. Dr. Porter and his team help both adults and children boost their oral and overall health with professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar. A vital procedure in any preventive oral health plan, a professional cleaning may keep you and your family from a lot of trouble and expensive treatments later. Contact our front office to schedule a cleaning for your whole family.

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