Dental Cleaning

Alamo Dental Excellence

General Family Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Alamo, CA

Healthy, beautiful smiles start with regular preventative care, like brushing, flossing, and routine dental cleanings. At Alamo Dental Excellence in Alamo, Texas, experienced dentist Divian Patel, DDS, and the team perform comprehensive cleanings to keep your teeth healthy and free of decay. Call the office today or schedule an appointment online for an expert dental cleaning.

Dental Cleaning Q & A

What can I expect from a dental cleaning?

The team begins every dental cleaning at Alamo Dental Excellence with a comprehensive exam. They visually examine your teeth and assesses your gum health, checking for any obvious decay or gum issues. The team may also take X-rays at your visit.

Once your X-rays are finished, the hygienist uses a small metal tool with pointed ends to remove harmful plaque and tartar from your teeth. An ultrasonic scaling instrument sprays water and vibrates to disinfect the gums. After the plaque and tartar buildup has been scaled, the hygienist or dentist brushes and polishes your teeth using a high-powered brush and special toothpaste. 

A professional flossing follows the brushing. Lastly, the team may apply a fluoride treatment to strengthen your teeth between office visits.

How often do I need to see a dentist for a dental cleaning?

While every patient has different needs, Dr. Patel and the skilled dental team typically recommend visiting Alamo Dental Excellence for a comprehensive cleaning every six months. Some individuals with specific issues may need more frequent cleanings. 

The American Dental Association recommends discussing your personal dental cleaning needs with your dentist.

Whether you need a quick dental cleaning or a complicated procedure, discussing your specific needs with the team is essential to receive the quality care you deserve.

Can a dental cleaning affect my overall health?

Oral health is just one aspect of your overall health. Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body, and oral health is integral to good health. Along with thorough dental cleanings, the team at Alamo Dental Excellence offers advanced X-rays and cancer screenings to provide whole body care.

Recent research from the UIC College of Dentistry indicates that maintaining good oral health may minimize the formation of senile plaques, which have been connected to Alzheimer’s disease.

Oral health is also linked to kidney disease, diabetes, arthritis, and other chronic conditions. Regular dental checkups, cleanings, and, perhaps most importantly, conversations with the team all play a role in maintaining excellent health.

Call Alamo Dental Excellence or schedule an appointment online today to book a dental cleaning with the expert team.