Dental Cleaning 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.
Dental Cleaning Reviews
"I'm so grateful for Dr. Porter and his staff. I recently has a routine cleaning just a few days prior to my wedding and they thought my wedding pictures would look nicer with whiter teeth. Since i had been a long time patient Dr. Porter made me a custom whitening tray at no cost and only had to pay for the whitening solution."- M.W. / Yelp / May 18, 2017
"Dr. Porter has been our families dentist for more than 10 years. Between him and his dental hygienist Nancy they provide an outstanding experience. Whether you need a simple cleaning, teeth whitening or a cavity filled I would recommend him."- M.W. / Google / May 25, 2017
"Dr Porter has been my dentist for over 17 years. He is a dentist you can trust! My first visit there I was told by a different dentist that I had seven cavities. Dr Porter told me I had beautiful teeth and no cavities! You couldn't find a better dentist to trust! Oh and you will never get a better cleaning then his assistant Nancy!"- N.R. / Google / May 25, 2016
"I have been going to Dr Porter’s office for over 15 years & am very impressed by the care I receive there. I have had many issues with my teeth but Dr Porter always fixes the issue with expertise. He care for his patients mouth like he cares for his family members. Nancy Porter, the dental hygienists, is amazing as well. She is thorough in cleaning & makes you feel at home in her chair. I know I am in good hands with Dr Porter & Nancy Porter. They have done amazing work for me & I am grateful. Best dentist & hygienist you will find!"- T.C. / Google / Jan 21, 2019
"I have been going to Dr Porter’s office for over 15 years & am very impressed by the care I receive there. I have had many issues with my teeth but Dr Porter always fixes the issue with expertise. He care for his patients mouth like he cares for his family members. Nancy Porter, the dental hygienists, is amazing as well. She is thorough in cleaning & makes you feel at home in her chair. I know I am in good hands with Dr Porter & Nancy Porter. They have done amazing work for me & I am grateful. Best dentist & hygienist you will find!"- T.C. / Facebook / Jan 21, 2019
Best Candidates for Dental Cleaning
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 from Dental Cleanings
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.
Dental 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 for Dental Cleanings
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.