Teeth R Us Children’s Dentistry

Dental Exam & Cleaning

Teeth Cleaning in Plano Tx

Professional Teeth Cleaning for Children in Plano, The Colony, and Frisco Tx

Removing plaque and tartar buildup to prevent gum inflammation and gingivitis. Preventing the development of periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss and other oral health problems. Improving the overall appearance of your teeth by removing surface stains and leaving them brighter and shinier. Enhancing your breath by removing bacteria and other sources of bad odor. Providing a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to detect any early signs of oral health problems and address them promptly. A dental cleaning or prophylaxis is a crucial step in maintaining a healthy and vibrant smile. By scheduling regular teeth cleaning appointments, you can enjoy the numerous benefits of a clean and healthy oral cavity and prevent the progression of gum disease. So, take the first step towards a brighter and healthier smile today and schedule a teeth cleaning appointment with your dentist!

Plaque removal

Teen boy getting his teeth cleaned

Tartar buildup can lead to severe periodontal issues if left unchecked. Regular brushing and flossing may not be enough to remove all harmful deposits. A dentist or hygienist's trained eye and specialized tools are necessary to detect and eliminate this buildup. Protect your oral health with regular dental cleanings.

A healthier looking smile

Young girl smiling

Stained and yellow teeth can detract from the beauty of a smile, affecting one's confidence and self-esteem. A professional dental cleaning, also known as a prophylaxis, can effectively remove these surface stains and restore the natural whiteness of the teeth. Regular cleanings can also prevent the buildup of new stains, ensuring a bright and radiant smile for years to come.

Fresher breath

Children smiling, leaning their heads into a circle

Halitosis, also known as bad breath is often a sign of progressing gum disease. This unpleasant odor is caused by decaying food particles and potential gangrene from gum infections. Regular removal of plaque, tartar, and bacteria during dental cleanings can significantly improve bad breath and decrease the risk of infection. Maintaining good oral hygiene and scheduling regular dental appointments can help keep bad breath at bay.

Cleanings Every 3-4 Months

At our dental office, we offer both teeth cleaning and comprehensive dental exams. To maintain optimal oral health, we suggest having dental cleanings done twice a year as a preventative measure. For those suffering from periodontitis, it’s recommended to have cleanings every 3-4 months to slow the progression of the disease. While gum disease cannot be fully reversed, regular dental cleanings are an important tool used by Dr. Smith to manage its advancement and protect your oral health. So, schedule your next appointment today and take the first step towards a healthier smile!

Teeth Brushing Tips

It’s important to use the right tools for effective oral hygiene, especially for children. Children’s mouths and hands are smaller and more delicate than adults, so it’s important to use toothbrushes designed specifically for them. Children and adults alike should use toothbrushes with soft, rounded bristles for gentle cleaning. It’s recommended to replace your toothbrush every three months to ensure the bristles remain effective.

For infants, it’s best to wipe their teeth gently with a soft cloth or gauze square. As they grow, you can introduce a child’s toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste. Start teaching your child to brush around the age of two or three, but be prepared to still help them in areas they might miss. Dentists and hygienists often recommend using a gentle, back and forth motion to remove plaque. As children get older, they can start using this method on their own.

When brushing, it’s important to hold the brush at a 45 degree angle towards the teeth and gums. Use short, back and forth strokes, about a half tooth wide, to clean the entire surface of each tooth. With proper brushing techniques and the right tools, children can develop healthy oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime.

  • Brush the inside and outside surfaces of each tooth, top and bottom.
  • Hold the brush flat on top of the teeth and brush the chewing surfaces.
  • Gently brush the tongue to remove debris.
  • Floss between teeth daily.