Dental Cleaning At Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Baytown, TX

At Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Baytown, TX, dental cleaning is an important part of preventive dentistry as well as good oral health. By routinely cleaning your teeth we can prevent the vast majority of dental problems.

Dental cleaning can include several different steps depending on the tartar accumulation on your teeth. Deep cleaning will typically include tooth scaling, a manual procedure where the dental hygienist uses specific tools to remove the tartar. Root planing, a similar procedure that cleans tartar from the root may also be required. Depending on the severity, we can also use ultrasonic instruments to break up the tartar.

After the visible tartar is removed through scaling the dental hygienist will then polish the teeth using a device that is similar to an electric toothbrush. However, it has a small rounded cup instead of bristles and that cup holds a polishing compound that leaves the teeth bright, smooth and tartar free.

Dental Cleaning  in Baytown, TX | Dr. Hutto, Aesthetic Family Dentistry

Why Dental Cleaning Is Important For Good Oral Health

There are several reasons why routine dental cleaning is essential for good oral and general health. These include:

  • Tooth Retention: Healthy gums and healthy teeth are much less prone to early tooth loss and disease.
  • Prevention of Gum Disease: Gum disease can lead to tooth loss, tooth decay and infections in the gums. It can also lead to other health problems, too. In recent studies by the American Dental Association gum disease has been linked with an increasing risk of heart disease, stroke and cardiovascular health problems, as well as other issues.
  • Preventing Chronic Bad Breath: Bacteria build-up along the gums and between the teeth can lead to bad breath or Halitosis and a bad taste in the mouth.
  • Early Detection of Dental concerns: During the cleaning process damage to the teeth that may be covered by tartar can be detected and treated before more damage occurs.

Two cleanings a year, often at the same type as your routine dental checkup, are the recommended frequency for the procedure.

Aesthetic Family Dentistry Offers Payment Options

Most dental insurance plans cover the cost of tooth cleaning and routine dental checkups. At Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Baytown, TX we can work with your insurance provider to ensure you get the benefits you are eligible for. Dr. Dean Hutton also accepts cash payments, CareCredit and Chase Health Advance along with cash, checks and major credit cards.

To set up your dental cleaning appointment, call our Baytown family dental office at (832) 514-3922.

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