Gum disease is a top cause of adult tooth loss, and professional teeth cleaning is the best way to remove the built-up bacteria that can cause gum disease. Texas Dental is a leading provider of teeth cleaning services for patients in Plano, TX, removing plaque and tartar for healthier teeth and gums.
Teeth cleaning appointments are an essential part of maintaining optimal oral health at every age, removing bacteria and plaque so teeth and gums stay healthy. Gum disease is the top cause of tooth loss in adults in the U.S., and routine teeth cleaning appointments are essential for preventing disease and the tooth loss it causes. Plus, having teeth cleaned twice each year enables the dentist and hygienist to spot small issues so they can be treated before they develop into major problems, and it also provides an opportunity to discuss any concerns the patient may have about their oral health or their home care.
Teeth cleaning begins with a visual exam of the teeth and gums to look for any obvious signs of decay or other issues. Then, the teeth are cleaned using special tools and techniques to gently remove bacteria, plaque and hardened tartar from the tooth surfaces, including the spaces between teeth and the area along the gum line where gum disease-causing bacteria tend to hide. Special gentle abrasives are used to remove superficial stains so teeth look clean and bright. As the teeth are cleaned, the dentist or hygienist will be looking for areas where at-home brushing and flossing need to be improved, providing guidance to help patients improve their techniques so their teeth and gums can stay healthier between office visits. Once the cleaning is complete, the dentist will carefully examine the teeth and gums and perform an oral cancer screening.
Most patients report little to no discomfort during teeth cleaning. However, patients who are very anxious about visiting the dentist and those with gum disease or sensitive teeth can have their teeth and gums numbed prior to cleaning to make the process more comfortable. At Texas Dental, we understand the anxiety many patients face when visiting the dentist, and we also know many patients postpone teeth cleaning and other preventive care as a result, allowing small issues to turn into big problems. We work hard to provide options for all patients that can help them stay comfortable and relaxed through every procedure, including teeth cleaning.
"The office is super clean, staff is wonderful, and the doctors are very thorough in their exams."
"The staff did such a great job making us feel comfortable and relaxed and we are pleased to say we have found our dentist on the first try."
"I've been going here before I was married with children and it's been only better every year. Super easy. Professional and nice staff."
"I've been going to Texas Dental since 1999, and I've had nothing but great experiences."
"He explained everything to me and patiently answered all of my questions. He told me what he was doing as he did so there were no surprises. He fixed me!"
"Dr. Lo is very gentle, caring and wants to do a procedure until it is exactly right. I really appreciate that!"
"My dog knocked out half of my front two teeth and he amazingly rebuilt them to match my existing teeth. It has lasted 5 years and counting."
"I had a bad bike accident 2 years ago and broke and lost some of my front teeth. Dr. Lo agreed to go to his office on a holiday within 45 minutes after the accident."
"With expert knowledge and skill, Dr. Lazaris has taken a conservative approach to ensure everything he does is completely necessary."
"Dr. Ricci is very personable, honest and professional. He took his time going over my teeth, while other Dentists rush a little."
"I've been a patient of Dr. Lo for over 6 years and I can't say enough great things about him and his staff. "
I love going to see Dr. Stanfield. I have been her patient for more than 20 years and will always be her patient.
Dr. Stanfield and her staff are always professional and extremely friendly. After 15+ years I still get top notch service. Thank you Dr. Stanfield!
Dr Stanfield and her staff are the best. You may arrive with a frown and you'll leave with a smile!