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Dental Cleanings

Dental Cleanings (Prophylaxis) – Preventative Dentistry – Houston & The Woodlands, TX

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Our professional teeth cleanings at Texas Center for Cosmetic Dentistry are performed by our experienced registered dental hygienist. We firmly believe that dental cleanings are the basis of sound oral health. Our wonderful dental hygienists in our offices in Houston or The Woodlands, TX are gentle, caring, and eager to help patients obtain optimal oral health. The TCCD hygienists attend multiple hours of continuing education each year and stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and procedures. We recommend that patients receive cleanings at least every 6 months to monitor tooth decay and keep the mouth clean and healthy.


A dental cleaning is usually done before a dental exam. During the dental cleaning, the hygienist removes any tartar or plaque buildup from the teeth with professional instruments. Next, the teeth are cleaned and polished to remove stains and brighten the enamel. A dental cleaning is usually performed without anesthesia, but patients with concerns, like a strong gag reflex or anxieties, may talk to their dentist about adding a form of sedation. Then, our dentist will check for any signs of decay, cavities, or other dental problems.

Cleaning FAQs

How Often?

Most patients should schedule a dental cleaning twice a year or about every 6 months. However, patients with excessive tartar and plaque buildup should talk to their dentist about more frequent cleanings.

Fluoride Treatments?

Some patients who are at higher risk for tooth decay may receive fluoride treatments as part of their dental cleaning. Fluoride treatments are a quick preventative measure that can help patients, especially young children, avoid future cavities.

Special Care After Cleanings?

After a dental cleaning, dentists recommended that patients abstain from eating or drinking for up to an hour. Following this, there are no special instructions, but patients should follow a healthy dental regimen of daily brushing and flossing combined with regular dental exams and cleanings at the dentist. 

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Regular dental cleanings will help to prevent damage to the teeth and keep your smile beautiful. We also help patients improve the health and look of their smile by educating patients on their best oral hygiene practices and how to prevent further damage. Call and schedule your appointment today.

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