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.
"Love my dental hygienist. Great guy..explains everything, a professional, and doesnt make the appt feel rushed."- K.S. / Google / Jul 11, 2019
"So happy we found the dental office. And we finally have a permanent professional & awesome dentist for life! I will be having extensive dental work done, and I am totally at ease with every step I have to go through."- B.F. / Google / Jun 29, 2019
"Mario is absolutley amazing. He cares about his patients and even remembered things I had said in previous appointments. The front ladies are very helpful as well and will answer any questions with a smile."- C.M. / Google / Jun 24, 2019
"Scheduling an appointment was easy with their online booking system. Their front desk staff was very friendly and helpful through my experience. This was my first dental appointment after retirement and I was completely satisfied with my visit. My Dentist was very nice and accommodating with my pain. She almost immediately diagnosed my symptom and referred me to an alternate clinic versus trying to keep the business for her practice. I will be completing my treatment, and all future dental appointments with Pat Booker Dental Care."- J.J. / Google / Jun 13, 2019
"I hate going to the dentist but the staff at Pat Booker Dental Care are excellent at helping ease my anxiety! Everyone is so friendly and efficient. I had to get a couple fillings this go around and I was in and out in no time. After the numbness wore off, there was no residual pain and I was able to eat and drink with no problem! I moved out of Universal City a while back but I still come here even though it is about 30 minutes away from my home. They really take care of me here!! I highly recommend this place."- R.M. / Google / Jun 11, 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.