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Teeth Cleaning services offered in Houston, TX

Many people forgo teeth cleanings, which puts them at risk for oral health conditions that you can avoid by prioritizing your oral hygiene. At Angie Dinh, DDS, PA in Houston, Texas, board-certified dentist Dr. Dinh invites you to the office for professional teeth cleanings and examinations. Schedule your appointment over the phone or online today.

Teeth Cleaning Q&A

What is teeth cleaning?

Teeth cleaning is an essential preventive service you can get from the hygienists at Angie Dinh, DDS, PA. During the visit, Dr. Dinh also examines your teeth and gums to search for signs of disease or decay that may need treatment soon.

During the cleaning, your hygienist removes bacteria, or plaque and tartar, from the surfaces of your teeth and around the gums. They polish your teeth with gritty toothpaste and an electric brush before flossing in all the gaps.

After rinsing the last traces of toothpaste from your mouth, your hygienist applies a fluoride treatment to your teeth. This helps protect your teeth and reduces your risk of developing cavities or tooth decay.

What are the benefits of teeth cleanings?

Teeth cleanings might sometimes feel inconvenient, especially since you should get them even if your mouth is perfectly healthy. Professional cleanings remove more bacterial buildup than you can get off with a brush or floss at home. Additionally, you leave the office with a fresh mouth and teeth that look a little brighter than before.

Teeth cleanings are also an essential step in lowering your risk for:

  • Cavities and decay
  • Gum disease
  • Oral cancers
  • Tooth infections

A growing amount of research points to a strong connection between your oral health and systemic or overall health. By keeping up with professional dental cleanings, you can ensure your oral health doesn’t harm your health as a whole.

How long does it take to get a teeth cleaning?

Getting a teeth cleaning at Angie Dinh, DDS, PA, doesn’t take much of your time. In fact, you can probably fit it into your lunch break. At the very least, you won’t have to take a whole day off work. Complete with the examination, you can expect your teeth cleaning appointment to take roughly 30 minutes to an hour. 

How often should I get a teeth cleaning?

While you’ll enjoy a few benefits from getting your teeth cleaned occasionally, you should aim to get professional teeth cleanings once every six months to get the maximum benefit from them. If you have particular oral health risks or conditions, Dr. Dinh might tell you to get teeth cleanings more often than twice a year.

Schedule an appointment over the phone or online at Angie Dinh, DDS, PA, today to reserve your next teeth cleaning.