Regular professional dental cleanings and examinations are essential to maintaining good dental health. Professional cleanings, at least once every six months, help remove plaque and tarter which can lead to infection, decay, and tooth loss if not removed regularly. Using the latest technology in the industry, Plano, TX cosmetic dentists, Dr. Ron Bosher and Dr. Tim Nguyen, ensure their patients receive the best oral care possible by finding areas of decay before they are visible to the naked eye. Routine dental cleanings prevent small cavities from developing into larger problems that would need extensive dental work to repair. Dr. Bosher and Dr. Nguyen are proud to have the DIAGNOdent laser cavity detector in-house. Our dental practice uses only digital X-rays to uncover the earliest phases of decay.
Dental Cleanings Reviews
"They are the most careful and thorough dentist office I’ve ever been to."- A. / Demandforce / Apr 06, 2021
"Love the staff here! They're all friendly and professional. You also have your own room and TV for cleanings, so it feels very socially distanced."- H.N. / Google / Jul 31, 2021
"Laurie is simply the best. Patient, kind gentle and very good at spotting things. Have gone to her for 12 years of cleaning. All my family does! She’s amazing!!Loved Dr. Nguyen also! Great dentist."- D.C. / Demandforce / Dec 28, 2021
"Dr. Nguyen was recommended to me by Dr. Tamara Jones, DDS, MSD of Willow Bend Orthodontics. The office is convenient to my home, the appointment scheduling process was contactless and seamless, and the staff was very welcoming upon arrival. But that's not all..... I have NEVER gone to any doctor's office where I got to meet the Dr. before the exam. This was very unique and a definite customer retainer element for me. Dr. Nguyen introduced himself and gave a high level overview of my profile, answered a few questions and thanked me for choosing his office, all before he examined me. This was proof that he reviewed my profile and had already gotten information from my Orthodontist prior to my arrival. I spent the majority of my visit with the Dental Hygienist, Laurie, who was very informative, patient and pleasant. Not to mention she did an awesome job on my first cleaning. Finally Dr. Nguyen performed my exam, provided some recommendations to begin my treatment plan, answered a few questions and I was out in no time. My first experience with Parker West Dental was great and I look forward to a long lasting relationship with them to keep my teeth healthy and my smile brighter. I recommend you give them a try if you're seeking a new dentist. Based on my experience, I don't believe you'll be regret it."- R.C. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
"Couldn’t be happier with the time and care I have been given. On the scale from one to ten he is definitely way off the chart higher!!!!!!!"- S.C. / Google / Mar 18, 2021
What to Expect
Routine dental cleanings begin with a full examination of the patient’s teeth to check for cavities, tooth decay or damage. During the dental cleaning, our experienced dental hygienist removes plaque and tartar build-up from the patient’s teeth, and will then use a power toothbrush to clean and polish the patient’s teeth. Patients are encouraged to have a professional teeth cleaning once every six months.
The price of a routine dental cleaning varies, depending on the health condition of the patient’s teeth. Most insurance companies cover the entire cost of a cleaning, which means patients won’t be required to pay for anything out of their own pocket. If patients do not have dental insurance, they can expect to pay between $100 and $200.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $100 - $200
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Dental Cleanings FAQs
What Causes Decay?
Tooth decay occurs when plaque and sticky sugar produce acid that destroys the tooth’s enamel. Patients can prevent tooth decay with routine brushing and flossing, and avoiding eating foods and drinks high in sugar.
Dentists recommend patients have their teeth professionally cleaned once every six months. Excess tartar and plaque buildup can lead to health issues, such as gum disease, tooth decay and sensitivity. In addition, an annual exam will include X-rays to ensure there is not any hidden problems that are not detectable by the naked eye, such as early decay, small chips, cracks, etc.
Yes, some patients may use fluoride treatments during a teeth cleaning. If used in small amounts, fluoride prevents tooth decay, and strengthens weak areas on the teeth.
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