Dental Cleanings Plano, TX

Dr. Jacob Grapevine is a family dentist who provides routine dental care for children and adults. Routine teeth cleaning visits are essential to maintain the health of your teeth and gums. During these visits, we carefully screen for early risks to help you prevent more severe problems from occurring. Dental cleanings are a general dentistry service we provide to the public in Plano, TX.

Cleanings help prevent problems like tooth decay and gum disease. Removing leftover food and harmful bacteria from the teeth and gums can keep you healthy. 

Dental Cleanings in Plano TX

Professional Dental Cleanings in Plano, TX

A professional dental cleaning and exam is the foundation of a lifelong, healthy smile. Scheduling regular dental visits can help you avoid complex problems that may be expensive to fix by eliminating disease-causing bacteria.

Our highly trained and experienced dental hygienists will thoroughly clean your mouth at each visit. Our team provides a personalized dental experience. We will take the time to get to know you and understand your unique oral health risk factors.

First, our hygienist will use a dental mirror to look for gum disease and tooth decay. They will then thoroughly clean all surfaces of the teeth and gums using specialized dental tools and a gentle technique. Our hygienist uses a stainless steel tool called a scaler to remove bacterial buildup from the mouth. Scraping during a dental cleaning is normal as it removes hardened plaque, known as tartar.

Then, our hygienist will perform a gritty toothpaste cleaning and floss between each tooth. This removes any further bacteria or debris from the mouth. Finally, they rinse the mouth. 

Preventing Cavities in Children

Tooth decay and cavities remain prevalent today, especially among our youngest patients. Cavity prevention can largely depend on good oral hygiene. This includes routine visits to our Plano, TX, dentist’s office for professional teeth cleaning.

Our office understands that children can feel nervous visiting the dentist. We will work with you and your child to ensure they feel comfortable in the dental chair.

At your child’s dental visits, we will introduce ourselves and explain in simple terms what will happen during their cleaning. We will also ask questions to help distract them during treatment. Our office also encourages your child to bring their favorite toy to comfort them at their appointment. 

In addition to regular cleanings, we will recommend sealants and fluoride. Sealants are thin coatings that protect the molars. We can also use fluoride varnish to strengthen the tooth enamel. We will recommend these treatments for your child depending on when their molars grow. Our office will also recommend treatments for their age group. 

At-home oral hygiene is also essential to prevent cavities in children. When it comes time to teach your child to brush and floss by themselves, gently supervise them. Our team can also provide oral hygiene tips so your child learns to care for their dental health properly. 

You can help your child avoid a root canal or dental filling with proper at-home oral hygiene and professional cleanings. 

Why Visit the Dentist Regularly?

Routine dental visits are the key to maintaining your long-term dental health. Regular visits allow us to find early warning signs of dental problems before they worsen. At these visits, we can thoroughly clean all surfaces in your mouth, including spots you may miss at home.

Depending on your oral health needs, Dr. Grapevine will recommend a schedule for you to follow. Most patients visit every six months, but some patients benefit from more frequent visits. Patients will also receive annual dental X-rays, oral cancer screening, gum disease screening, and TMJ evaluation.

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. An estimated over 75% of adults have some form of gum disease. If left untreated, gum disease can contribute to heart disease and diabetes.

Our dental health professionals offer non-surgical treatment for gum disease. Scaling and root planing remove plaque and tartar from deep pockets in the gums and the tooth roots. If you have chronic gum problems, we recommend regular deep cleanings to keep your gums healthy. 

Sonicare Toothbrushes

An oral health regimen at home is key to maintaining dental health. Brushing and flossing twice daily will help you keep your smile bright and healthy. Dr. Grapevine recommends patients use Sonicare Toothbrushes for those needing extra help keeping their gums healthy. We believe in their benefits so much that we offer them for sale through our office.

How can Sonicare improve your oral health?

  • Healthier gums in 2 weeks
  • Superior plaque removal for a thorough clean
  • Healthier and naturally whiter teeth in just two weeks
  • Brushing effectively yet gently
  • Toothbrush solutions for specific oral care needs

Dental Cleanings FAQs

Learn more about dental cleanings and how regular dental care can improve your dental health:

Does a dental cleaning prevent bad breath?

Teeth cleanings can prevent bad breath and the buildup of smelly bacteria. By removing the buildup of tartar and plaque, you reduce the odor-causing bacteria in your mouth. Cleaning hard-to-reach areas of your mouth can also remove food buildup.

Will a teeth cleaning make my teeth more sensitive?

Developing tooth sensitivity is typically not the case for most patients who get dental cleanings. Patients not used to thorough dental cleanings may get temporary tooth and gum sensitivity. In any case, tooth sensitivity after a dental cleaning is temporary and goes away in a few hours.

How often should you have dental cleanings?

Most patients can get away with having two thorough dental cleanings a year. Patients with healthy teeth and good dental routine can follow this schedule. That way, they can take full advantage of their insurance benefits since insurance typically covers cleanings. Patients who need more dental attention may schedule more dental cleanings a year.

Get Routine Dental Treatment

Has it been some time since your last dental visit? Make sure you schedule dental cleanings in our Plano, TX office. Schedule a dental visit with Dr. Grapevine online. You can also call (972) 449-5759. Please let our office know if you need dental care.