Dental Cleaning in Frisco, TX

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what is a dental cleaning?

Even if you are brushing and flossing your teeth perfectly at home, it is still important to get a professional dental cleaning at Luminous Dental Studio twice a year. Using state-of-the-art tools, a bi-annual professional dental cleaning removes plaque and tartar while polishing the enamel for a brighter, healthier smile. During your cleaning, you can get tips on caring for your teeth at home and learn if any areas need special attention. A professional dental cleaning will give general dentists Dr. Minho Chang and Dr. Nam Kim the opportunity to identify any problem areas in your mouth that might require treatment. Getting a professional dental cleaning is an important part of maintaining your oral health — so schedule an appointment for yourself and your family at our Frisco, TX office.

do i need a dental cleaning?

The American Dental Association (ADA) suggests people schedule professional dental cleanings twice a year. Babies should get their first dental exam before their first birthday, and after that, Dr. Kim or Dr. Chang will help you determine when your child is ready for their next dental appointment. A professional cleaning can prevent cavities since plaque buildup, the biggest cause of tooth decay, is removed. A cleaning will also address tartar and stains on the enamel. If you’d like to brighten your smile, freshen your breath, boost your health, and save money in the long run, schedule a cleaning for yourself and every member of your family at Luminous Dental Studio.

what happens during a dental cleaning?

Professional dental cleanings by one of our dental hygienists will begin with the removal of the plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth, which can be difficult to remove on your own, no matter how often you brush and floss. Special instruments are used to carefully scale your teeth without harming the enamel. First, an ultrasonic device addresses bigger chunks of tartar and plaque with high-speed vibrations and a lubricating mist. Then, handheld instruments (like a curette or scaler) will be used to remove smaller pieces. Each tooth needs to be individually scaled to get all the tartar and plaque. Once the teeth have been cleaned, the enamel will be polished to remove some of the superficial stains. If needed or requested, a fluoride treatment can be performed after the cleaning.

Will I need more frequent dental cleanings?

Your respective dentist may suggest cleanings more frequently if there are heightened issues that need to be watched for advancement, like gum disease. During your cleaning, your hygienist can discuss what you should be doing at home in your dental hygiene routine, demonstrate techniques, or recommend products that will address your specific concerns. Professional dental cleanings can be very beneficial for your teeth, overall health, and wallet — so make sure you go to your dental cleanings at Luminous Dental Studio.

Dental Cleanings FAQ

How often should you get your teeth cleaned?

Everyone should get regular dental cleanings. At Luminous Dental Studio, Dr. Chang and Dr. Kim recommend having your teeth cleaned twice a year. Even if you regularly brush and floss your teeth, plaque and tartar will still build up on your teeth that only a professional cleaning can remove. During a regular dental cleaning, you’ll also have an exam that can identify any potential issues that need to be addressed before they become a serious problem.

Does having your teeth cleaned hurt?

For most people, a teeth cleaning doesn’t hurt or isn’t uncomfortable. Some people with sensitive teeth can experience mild discomfort after their cleaning, but an over-the-counter pain reliever is enough to keep you comfortable until the sensitivity goes away, usually in a day or so. You should always consult your doctor before taking any medication.

How long does a dental cleaning last?

Some dental cleanings are more extensive than others depending on the patient’s needs, but a typical dental cleaning will take about 45 minutes to an hour.

Do dental cleanings damage your teeth?

No, a dental cleaning doesn’t damage your teeth. The enamel of your teeth is strong and resilient, and a dental cleaning doesn’t harm it. A professional dental cleaning is performed by the expert staff at Luminous Dental Studio in Frisco, TX, is one of the best investments you can make in your oral health to keep your teeth and gums healthy to prevent cavities and gum disease.

get cleaner teeth for better oral Health

Keep your smile healthy and bright with dental cleanings twice a year at Luminous Dental Studio in Frisco, TX. Dr. Kim and Dr. Chang work with patients to improve their oral and overall health with professional cleanings to remove plaque and tartar. As an important part of a proactive dental care plan, a professional cleaning can save you and your family from a lot of trouble and expensive treatments later. Contact our front office to schedule a cleaning for yourself and your family.

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