About Dental Cleanings
Even with a perfect home oral care routine, including flossing and brushing, tartar and plaque can still form around the dental enamel. This can cause cavities and bacterial infections and other problematic areas. To help the teeth remain clean and healthy, Saginaw, TX residents should have a dental cleaning at a minimum of twice a year at Fossil Ranch Dental Care with our dentists. This is also referred to as a scale and polish. During a dental exam and cleaning, our dentists will use professional tools to slowly remove plaque and tartar on the enamel. After the cleaning, the teeth will be polished with a buffer and any additional dental treatments such as periodontal work or fillings will be discussed. Consistent dental cleanings are important for preventing oral disease.
"Another great check-up with very nice people at Fossil Dental Care!"- R. / Google / Dec 14, 2018
"After breaking a tooth I called upon Fossil Ranch Dental Care for help. I was a new patient and they were able to get me in very quickly and took care of my issue. Everyone from the front desk staff to the dentist were welcoming and made me feel at ease. I will definitely remain a patient and will recommend them to everyone."- M.N. / Google / Oct 24, 2018
"Always a good experience. This time I was in and out in about 20 minutes for a cleaning which was super fast. I will take some of the credit as my teeth were in pretty good shape which made it quick for my hygienist to do her job"- M.E. / Google / Sep 29, 2018
"Best dental experience EVER!!!! Thanks, Fossil Ranch!"- J. / Google / Sep 05, 2018
"Staff are excellent and pleasant. I got right in despite arriving late after having had to wait for a train. Dr. Anderson is a delight! She joked with me and helped me feel at ease, then painlessly extracted my molar so easily and quickly I couldn't believe it was already done. Highly recommended. I went there especially for the tooth extraction, but am considering switching to make them my regular dental clinic."- V. / Google / Aug 09, 2018
What to Expect
Dental cleanings are typically pain-free, but if the individual has gums or teeth that are sensitive, a numbing medication can be applied. Moreover, if the patient has anxiety getting through the dental exam and cleaning due to gagging reflex, sedation options are also available at Fossil Ranch Dental Care. A dental cleaning generally starts with an ultrasonic instrument that assists to loosen and break off plaque and tartar. Next, our dentists use a hand held device such as curettes and scalers to scrape off build-up from the gumline and enamel. The last step is to polish and buff the enamel. Fluoride and flossing usually completes the treatment.
After the teeth are polished and buffed, our dentists may conduct an oral exam to test for symptoms of any oral conditions such as cancer, periodontal disease, or an abscess. To ensure the teeth remain healthy, individuals should maintain an at-home teeth cleaning protocol of brushing plus flossing daily. Patients should confirm their next appointment at Fossil Ranch Dental Care before leaving the office, generally by 6 months.
Since a professional dental cleaning two times a year is considered an important preventative care procedure, most dental insurance providers will cover the majority of the expense. Fossil Ranch Dental Care will confirm with each patient's insurance company to determine their out-of-pocket fees before billing the patient directly. Individuals without insurance plans should ask about financing options through Fossil Ranch Dental Care.
Plan Your Procedure
Clean and Polished
If you delay your regular dental cleaning, the chance of additional dental issues could occur. To get your healthiest smile, schedule a professional dental cleaning at Fossil Ranch Dental Care in Saginaw, TX with our dentists. Annual dental cleanings keep your gums and teeth clean and take away plaque and tartar. This helps to prevent oral infections, cavities, gum disease and keeps your teeth appearing bright and white.