Dental Cleanings in Hurst,TX
As we eat throughout the day, plaque builds up on our teeth. Plaque is a soft, slippery film that sticks to our teeth. It contains millions of bacteria that can cause cavities and gum disease if not removed regularly. That is why dental cleaning is so important.
A professional cleaning is important for keeping your child’s teeth and gums healthy and strong.
During the dental cleaning appointment, our team will:
- remove dental plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) buildup,
- polish away outside stains to make your teeth smoother and whiter,
- administer a fluoride treatment to fight cavities and keep your teeth strong, and
- teach you and your child the proper oral hygiene techniques for keeping your child’s teeth in the best shape possible.
For most children, Dr. Lin recommends a professional cleaning every 6 months. However, for certain patients who are especially prone to cavities, or who have certain medical conditions, we recommend a professional cleaning every 3 months. This allows for additional antibacterial therapy for cavity prevention and evaluation of your child’s at-home dental care. At your appointment, we will work with you and your child to develop an individualized preventive plan for a healthy smile.