About Dental Cleanings
Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important to have a professional cleaning twice a year. Using state-of-the-art dental technology and instruments, a bi-annual professional cleaning eliminates tartar and plaque that has built up while polishing your enamel for a brighter, healthier smile. At White Lotus Dental in McKinney, TX, family and cosmetic dentist Dr. Karuna Peravali performs professional dental cleanings for her North Texas patients. During your appointment, you will have your teeth examined, professionally cleaned, and polished. You can also get tips on better home oral care and learn if there are any areas that need more attention. A professional cleaning will give Dr. Peravali the opportunity to look for any issues in the mouth that might require further assessment. A fluoride treatment is often added after the dental cleaning to help prevent dental decay. Getting a professional cleaning is a vital part of maintaining your oral health so schedule appointments for yourself and your family at our McKinney, TX dental practice.
The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests people schedule professional dental cleanings twice per year. For some individuals, additional cleanings may be necessary, depending on your specific needs. Children should get their first dental exam before their first birthday and after that, Dr. Peravali will help you determine when your child is ready for their next dental appointment. A cleaning can prevent cavities since plaque buildup, the biggest cause of tooth decay, is removed. A dental cleaning will also address tartar and stains on the enamel. If you want to brighten your smile, freshen your breath, improve your overall health, and save money in the long run, schedule a dental cleaning at White Lotus Dental in McKinney, TX.
What to Expect
Your cleaning will begin by removing the plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth, which can be challenging to treat on your own, no matter how often you brush and floss. Professional equipment is used to carefully scale buildup without harming the tooth. To begin, an ultrasonic device helps breaks up larger sizes of tartar and plaque with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, handheld tools, like a curette or scaler, will be used to remove any remaining buildup. Each tooth needs to be treated individually to remove all the plaque and tartar. Once the teeth have been scaled, the enamel will be polished to remove stains. If needed or requested, a fluoride treatment will be completed after the cleaning.
After the teeth are cleaned, Dr. Peravali meets with her patients to check the oral health of the mouth. At this time, any concerns or issues can be discussed and if needed, additional appointments may be scheduled. If you are prone to tooth decay or gum disease or have other oral health problems, Dr. Peravali may recommend cleanings more often. Throughout your cleaning, we will talk about and help you develop a good home oral care routine by recommending dental products and demonstrating techniques that can focus on your specific concerns. We encourage all of our patients to make their next appointment before leaving so they can plan ahead for their next cleaning. It is important to also remember that waiting too long between cleanings can lead to longer appointments and more invasive treatments.
A professional dental cleaning is almost always considered a preventive procedure so it is usually covered by dental insurance. Our McKinney, TX dental office will contact your dental insurance to determine your specific coverage and then bill for any out-of-pocket costs. If you do not have dental insurance, our customer-friendly front desk associates will work with you and discuss the different payment options that White Lotus Dental accepts. Our goal is that you have optimal oral health and whether through insurance or a unique payment plan, we will work to get you there!
Plan Your Procedure
Clean and Polished
Help keep your teeth bright and healthy with professional cleanings at White Lotus Dental in McKinney, TX. Dr. Peravali and her dedicated team help both adults and children boost their oral health with professional dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar and create a shining smile. As an important part of a proactive dental care plan, a professional cleaning can save you and your family from additional dental problems and expensive treatments later. Contact our front office to schedule a cleaning for yourself and your family today!