About Dental Cleanings
Even with a good home oral hygiene routine, including brushing and flossing, plaque and tartar can still build up around the enamel. This can lead to decay, cavities, and bacterial infections and other problems. To ensure the teeth stay healthy and clean, Austin, TX residents should have a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year at Meadows Dental Care with our dentists. This is also known as a prophylaxis. During a professional dental cleaning, our dentists will use professional tools to carefully remove plaque and tartar on the enamel. After the cleaning, the teeth will be buffed and polished and any additional dental treatments such as fillings and crowns will be discussed. Consistent dental exams and cleanings are important for a clean and healthy mouth.
"I called Meadows Dental Care due to a broken tooth. They were able to see me the next day and provided me with a treatment plan that day. The staff was very friendly and professional. They made me feel at ease from the first step into the office to my exiting the office. I highly recommend Meadows Dental Care."- L.S. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"Dr. Badea and the entire staff is awesome!! When I first came in over a year ago, my teeth cleaning habits were hurting my teeth. The dentist and hygienists fixed the bleeding and other issues, and helped me start using an electric toothbrush. Each time I come in, my habits have improved slightly; Dr. Badea is very knowledgeable, but even way more important she is encouraging of my efforts to improve my habits, and is an advocate for my health. She is patient with questions and great at what she does. Karen is awesome as well ! Anytime I call about random issues, she is always there ready to help and answer questions.The hygienist is fantastic as well, and I would've named her already except I don't want to mess up the spelling! She is also very patient and helpful with questions, and is also very good at what she does. We have common interests and each time I go it's always a fun chat. Thank you so much to everyone & I highly recommend this office!!"- K.D. / Google / Oct 10, 2019
"Jiye and Dr. Badea are great at their job. They are patient and explain everything thoroughly."- A.M. / Google / Oct 10, 2019
"Other than wait time at front desk for new appointment, the dental care is excellent."- B.C. / Google / Aug 24, 2019
"Dr. Luana Badea and her entire staff make you feel like they really care about your comfort and dental health. it has been the best dental experience i have had. I highly recommend them to anyone who has been fearful of going to the dentist, as I was"- V.L. / Google / Aug 06, 2019
What to Expect
Dental cleanings are generally painless, but if a patient has sensitive teeth or gums, a numbing cream can be used. In addition, if the patient has trouble getting through a dental cleaning due to fear, mild sedation options are also provided at Meadows Dental Care. A cleaning usually begins with an ultrasonic tool that helps to loosen plaque and tartar. Next, our dentists use hand tools such as scalers and curettes to remove build-up from the gumline and enamel. The final step is to brush, polish, and buff the enamel. Flossing and/or fluoride usually completes the procedure.
Once the teeth are cleaned, our dentists may perform an oral examination to check for signs of any oral conditions such as cancer or gum disease. To ensure the teeth stay healthy, patients should establish an at-home oral health regime of brushing and flossing daily. Patients should schedule their next dental cleaning at Meadows Dental Care prior leaving the office, generally within six months.
Because a professional dental cleaning twice a year is considered a necessary preventative care treatment, most dental insurance carriers will cover a large majority of the cost. Meadows Dental Care will verify with each patient's insurance provider to determine their coverage before billing the patient directly. Patients without dental insurance may inquire about financing plans through Meadows Dental Care.
Plan Your Procedure
Clean and Polished
If you put off your regular dental cleaning, the risk of additional dental problems could arise. To achieve your healthiest smile, schedule an appointment for a professional dental cleaning at Meadows Dental Care in Austin, TX with our dentists. Consistent dental cleanings keep your teeth and gums clean and remove plaque and tartar. This prevents gum disease and cavities and keeps your smile looking whiter and brighter.
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