Dental Cleanings in Houston, TX
At Bear Creek Dentistry in Houston, TX, we proudly offer individualized dental cleanings to patients of all ages and all levels of health. Our hygienists are extremely gentle and work with our patients to increase their health and eliminate common problems such as periodontal disease and decay.
We tailor our dental cleanings to meet the needs of our patients. You should expect your oral health to change throughout your lifetime based on hormonal changes, your medical health, and certain conditions, such as diabetes, that can affect the health of your gums.
Professional Dental Cleanings
For healthy patients and kids, you can expect that we will recommend dental cleanings at least twice per year. Patients often wonder why dental cleanings are necessary, especially if they brush and floss their teeth regularly. The truth is that you can do a great job of brushing and flossing and still not remove all of the plaque from difficult to reach areas such as between your teeth and beneath your gums.
When this plaque collects, it can harden into tartar, which is impossible to remove with a toothbrush or floss. Tartar is a harbor for bacteria, which can cause gum disease and decay.
Twice-yearly cleanings work well for people who have excellent home care habits, very little dentistry, and healthy gums.
Has It Been a While Since Your Last Dental Appointment?
If it has, you might need a catch-up dental cleaning that is more focused on removing accumulated tartar and helping your gums heal. This may be essential, in fact, to give you a proper dental exam. Missing a few dental appointments is nothing to be ashamed of. We are here to help you get back on track and stay there.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Gum disease affects nearly 65 percent of adults in America, and that number goes up as the ages in a particular group go up. It truly is an epidemic! We treat gum disease based on your needs. Some patients require more frequent dental cleanings while others may even need surgery to heal their gums.
We provide comfortable, effective periodontal treatments in our office so that you can regain your health and your confidence again. Having bad breath, swollen gums, and pain can negatively impact nearly every moment of your day. Our goal is to provide you with the level of treatment that will keep you healthy and smiling. To learn more about periodontal disease and treatment, visit our Periodontal Treatment Page.
Is It Time for Your Next Dental Appointment?
Contact our Houston, TX dental office to schedule your cleaning and exam. Our team at Bear Creek Dental looks forward to helping you achieve maximum health and wellness through high-quality, comprehensive dentistry for the whole family.
Give us a call today. We can’t wait to see your smile!