Dental Exams & Teeth Cleanings

If you want to keep your oral hygiene in top shape, you need to brush and floss your teeth regularly. Despite routine care, plaque and tartar can still build up on your teeth over time and cause them to lose their natural shine. Don’t worry – we have a perfect solution for you! Our dental experts at Trinity Dental Centers offer regular dental exams and cleanings to restore the optimal health of your teeth and gums. During these visits, we can thoroughly assess your oral cavity and recommend the best solutions to maintain a vibrant smile. Schedule a dental exam at our clinic today.
Dental Exams & Teeth Cleanings

Why Is It Important To Get Regular Dental Exams And Cleanings?

When you eat or drink, a thin film of bacteria forms on the surface of your teeth. This is called plaque, and it can be removed by regular brushing and flossing. However, if you neglect your oral hygiene, plaque can harden into a substance called tartar. It sticks to your teeth and cannot be brushed away. In addition to affecting your smile, plaque and tartar accumulation can also increase the risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease.

For this reason, our dentists offer professional dental exams and cleanings as a part of preventive dentistry. Getting regular dental checkups can help us monitor your oral health and identify common dental issues early before they cause future complications. The procedures are non-invasive, pain-free, and usually take less than an hour.

Questions About Dental Exams & Teeth Cleanings

What Steps Are Involved in A Professional Dental Cleaning?

At our dental practice, you can get your teeth professionally cleaned in a single visit that lasts for 30 minutes to an hour. The procedure involves the following steps:

  • Dental exam: We will examine your mouth before the treatment to see the state of your gums and teeth. We may also take dental X-rays if needed for a thorough assessment.
  • Scaling: Using an ultrasonic scaling device, we will carefully remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth and under your gums. The procedure is comfortable and does not need anesthesia, but we may recommend sedation anesthesia if you have sensitive teeth.
  • Polishing: Once the cleaning procedure is complete, we will apply a gritty paste on your teeth and rub it with a spinning brush. It will make your teeth shiny and brighten your smile.
  • Fluoride application: To add an extra layer of protection to your teeth, our dentists will apply fluoride varnish on the clean tooth surfaces. It is an optional step that offers preventive benefits.

How Can Regular Dental Exams And Cleanings Improve Oral Health?

Getting regular dental checkups is a great way to prevent tooth decay and several other oral issues. They can benefit your oral health in several ways by:

  • Preventing gum disease, which is a common cause of tooth loss, and can also increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
  • Improving the appearance of teeth by removing stains and making them brighter and whiter.
  • Eliminating bad breath, which can be caused by oral bacteria and remaining food debris.
  • Helping us detect early signs of oral issues, such as cavities, broken fillings, or fractures.
  • Promoting healthy gums, which support your teeth and protect the roots from decay.
  • Enhancing overall health, as poor oral hygiene can affect other parts of your body, such as the heart, lungs, or kidneys.

Patient Testimonials

See what out happy patients have to say about us

Took my 7 month old in for his first visit and everyone was so helpful and made the first visit so easy . Lisa in the front was so helpful answering any question I had and was so nice to me and my baby ,as well as made checking out easy and fast . Nora in the room was so patient and made sure my child was comfortable.

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Suleima Calvillo

Amazing! All of the staff is amazing!! Dr dang is amazing he has wonderful hands I didn’t feel a thing i was so relaxed I almost fell asleep! All of the girls are amazing very friendly and positive! If you’re scared of the dentist I definitely recommend coming here hands of angels!! 🥰

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Erika L

The front desk (Karina)was nice, (Alex) is such a great dental assistant, and (dr.dang) made my extraction so easy and made me feel comfortable.

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Erik Flores

Karina and Lisa were very attentive in the front ! Nora, Juana, Alex were attentive to my treatment needs ! Dr. Dang is the best DANG dentist !!! He’s was very detailed with my treatment! He took his time to make sure I was comfortable through out my whole dental treatment!! Thank y’all !!

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Jewels Delgado

ruly and very satisfied with my dental appointment, I hadn't gone to the dentist in about 8 years because I had a bad experience. I switched my entire family to be seen with Dr.Dang, him and his team are great. Nora the dental assistant was very nice and informative throughout the whole visit.

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Jose Godinez

How Frequently Should I Get Dental Exams And Cleanings?

The frequency of getting your teeth evaluated and professionally cleaned depends on your individual oral health and risk factors. However, the general recommendation is to visit your dentist at least once or twice a year for a dental checkup and cleaning.

At our dental facility, we provide biannual dental checkups and cleanings to keep your mouth free of tooth decay and gum infections. The overall procedure is fast, painless, and non-invasive.

Before starting the cleaning process, we will carefully assess the health status of your teeth and gums. If you have high sensitivity, we have different anesthesia options, including dental sedation, to make you feel comfortable during the treatment. Our team will ensure that you leave our clinic with a clean, bright smile.

Does Dental Cleaning Lower The Risk of Gum Disease and Tooth Decay?

One of the main benefits of teeth cleaning is that it helps you avoid many common oral health problems that can affect how your teeth look and work. Plaque is a prominent cause of tooth decay, and sometimes brushing is not enough to prevent it. By getting your teeth cleaned every six months, you can keep your teeth free of plaque and cavities. Teeth cleaning also reduces the risk of gum disease by removing plaque, debris, and harmful bacteria from your gums. It can reverse the early signs of gum inflammation and restore your gum health.

How Do I Keep My Teeth Clean And Healthy After A Dental Cleaning?

Dental exams and cleanings are preventive measures, but you have to follow a proper care regime to maintain your oral health. After we finish cleaning your teeth, we may perform some extra steps for additional care. This can include a fluoride application that will make your tooth enamel stronger and prevent dental cavities.

To maintain the results of professional dental cleaning, it is important to follow proper oral hygiene practices at home. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss them regularly. Avoid consuming pigmented foods and beverages like coffee, red wine, or berries, as they may cause tooth staining.

It is normal to feel some sensitivity in your teeth after professional teeth cleaning. Don’t worry – it will go away on its own within 24 to 48 hours. If you still have pain or sensitivity after this period, schedule an appointment with our dentists so we can assess the root cause.

Schedule An Appointment

Keep your smile radiant, bright, and healthy by scheduling routine dental exams and cleanings at our dental practice. Reach out to us today at (281) 724-4510 for an appointment.
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