About Dental Cleanings
Even with a good home oral hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can still build up around the enamel. This can lead to decay, cavities, and bacterial infections and other conditions. To make sure the teeth stay healthy and clean, Ft. Worth, TX residents should have a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year at Woodcreek Dental Care with our dentists. This is typically known as a prophylaxis. During a professional dental cleaning, our dentists will use oral cleaning tools to carefully remove tarter build-up and plaque on the tooth's surface. After the cleaning, the teeth will be buffed and polished and any recommended dental procedures such as fillings and crowns will be discussed. Routine dental exams and cleanings are vital for a clean and healthy mouth.
"I've been going to this dental practice for over 15 years. They are very friendly, professional, knowledgeable... they always put me at ease during my visits, and they make sure my dental health is at it's peak. Love this office and the people there!"- S.T. / Google / Jun 13, 2019
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"Dr Griffin extracted two lower wisdom teeth under local numbing and I had minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. Highly recommend this Dentist and his clinic. Thank you, Dr Griffin."- M.L. / Google / Jun 06, 2019
"I had not been to the dentist in 8 years so I was nervous! Everyone here was super friendly, though, and answered all my questions. Nobody tried to upsell me on getting older but still sound fillings replaced, and the cleaning wasn't painful like I feared it might be. Considering no one really likes to go to the dentist, it was a good experience!"- A.P. / Google / May 31, 2019
"Staff was really nice and informed me about payment options. All of them treated me nicely and I feel that I can trust the workers there. They are awesome!!! Thanks for the hard work you guys do!"- M.G. / Google / May 22, 2019
What to Expect
Dental cleanings are generally painless, but if a patient has sensitive teeth or gums, a numbing cream can be used. In addition, if the patient has trouble getting through a dental cleaning due to fear, mild sedation options are also provided at Woodcreek Dental Care. A cleaning usually begins with an ultrasonic tool that helps to loosen plaque and tartar. Next, our dentists use hand tools such as scalers and curettes to remove build-up from the gumline and enamel. The final step is to brush, polish, and buff the enamel. Flossing and/or fluoride usually completes the procedure.
Once the teeth are cleaned, our dentists may perform an oral examination to check for signs of any oral conditions such as cancer or gum disease. To make certain the teeth stay healthy, patients should establish an at-home oral health regime of brushing and flossing daily. Patients should schedule their next dental cleaning at Woodcreek Dental Care prior leaving the office, generally within six months.
Because a professional dental cleaning twice a year is considered a necessary preventative care treatment, most dental insurance carriers will cover a large majority of the cost. Woodcreek Dental Care will verify with each patient's insurance provider to determine their coverage before billing the patient directly. Patients without dental insurance may inquire about financing plans through Woodcreek Dental Care.
Plan Your Procedure
Clean and Polished
If you put off your regular dental cleaning, the risk of additional dental problems could arise. To achieve your healthiest smile, schedule an appointment for a professional dental cleaning at Woodcreek Dental Care in Ft. Worth, TX with our dentists. Consistent dental cleanings keep your teeth and gums clean and remove plaque and tartar. This prevents gum disease and cavities and keeps your smile looking whiter and brighter.