About Dental Cleanings
Even with a consistent home oral maintenance routine, including brushing, flossing, and using fluoride, bacteria and plaque can still exist around the teeth. This can create bacterial infections, cavities, and gum disease and other problematic areas. To help the teeth keep healthy, clean, and free of infection, Universal City, TX residents should have a dental exam and cleaning about twice a year at Pat Booker Dental Care with our dentists. This is also called a prophylaxis, which is a scale and polish procedure. During a dental cleaning and exam, our dentists will use professional tools to delicately remove plaque and tartar on the enamel. After the cleaning, the teeth will be polished to remove stains and any additional dental treatments such as fillings for cavities will be discussed. Consistent dental examination and cleaning treatments are important for creating a healthy, long-term smile.
"I'm normally rather terrified of dentist offices because of my high gag reflex and the judgemental and almost belittling attitude of every previous dentist office I've been to has resulted in rather bad teeth. I was delightfully surprised that this office seems to understand that I'm trying to fix my dental issues while treating me with the care and respect I would expect as an adult. I've only been by one visit but I find myself not minding going back for repair and cleanings. Thank you for not being like the other offices!"- S.B. / Google / Mar 15, 2019
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"Clean office. Jadi is a great hygenist. It had been years since I went to the dentist. She was very thorough. My wife and daughter had good experiences as well. We like this office very much."- T.R. / Google / Feb 26, 2019
"they make Going to the Dentist!! a pleasure instead of dreading the day!"- K.M. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
"Staff is always on time, pleasant, and professional. I’ve been with Pat Booker Dental Csre for several years now and enjoy their proximity to work and focus on being thorough, prompt, and polite."- D.A. / Google / Feb 08, 2019
What to Expect
Dental cleanings are usually performed without pain, but if the person has a sensitive mouth, a numbing treatment can be given. Also, if the patient has issues getting through the cleaning process due to trouble relaxing, light sedation options are also given at Pat Booker Dental Care. A cleaning appointment starts with an ultrasonic device that makes it easier to break off plaque and tartar. Next, our dentists use an instrument such as a scaling tool to scale away build-up from the gumline and enamel. The next step is to brush and polish the enamel. Flossing and a fluoride treatment usually completes the cleaning process.
When the teeth are cleaned and polished, our dentists may complete an oral assessment to look for warnings of any oral conditions such as gum disease and oral cancer. To ensure the teeth keep healthy, patients should continue to perform an at-home oral care routine of brushing and flossing the teeth daily. Patients should discuss their next dental appointment at Pat Booker Dental Care while leaving the office, generally for 6 months later.
Given that a professional dental cleaning bi-annually is considered a relevant preventative care service, most dental insurance companies will cover mostly all of the fees. Pat Booker Dental Care will check with each patient's insurance policy to determine their personal cost before billing the patient directly. Anyone without insurance can talk about financing programs through Pat Booker Dental Care.
Plan Your Procedure
Clean and Polished
If you disregard your regular dental cleaning, the possibility of additional dental concerns could happen. To attain your healthiest smile, get a professional dental cleaning at Pat Booker Dental Care in Universal City, TX with our dentists. Regular dental cleanings keep your mouth clean and get rid of plaque and tartar. This stops oral disease and concerns and keeps your mouth stain-free and bright.