Dental Cleanings & Exams Specialist

La Michoacana Dental Clinic

Dentists located in Houston, TX

Even if your brushing and flossing skills are completely flawless, regular teeth cleanings and dental exams are an important part of your oral health care. La Michoacana Dental Clinic has six expert providers at two convenient Houston locations ready to help keep your mouth in excellent shape with professional cleanings and exams. If you’re due for a teeth cleaning, call La Michoacana Dental Clinic or book an appointment online today.

Dental Cleanings & Exams Q & A

What is a Dental Exam?

The team of dentists and registered dental assistants at the two La Michoacana Dental Clinic locations offer comprehensive and routine dental examinations for new and existing patients. If they discover a problem during your exam, they discuss the best treatment options available to you.

  • Comprehensive Exam: If you’re a new patient, a comprehensive exam provides your dentist at La Michoacana Dental Clinic with critical information about the health of your entire mouth. During a comprehensive exam, you can expect the following to occur -
    • Diagnostic X-Rays
    • Oral Cancer Screening
    • Gum and Soft Tissue Evaluation
    • Tooth Decay Detection
    • Bite Evaluation
  • Periodic Exams: Periodic exams are for existing patients that regularly come into La Michoacana Dental Clinic. Your dentist checks your oral tissues and teeth for any abnormal changes. Regular dental exams make it easier to detect minor problems and treat them before they develop into more serious issues. Depending on your condition and the health of your mouth, the team at La Michoacana Dental Clinic recommend you get a periodic exam once or twice per year.

Why is it Important to Get Teeth Cleanings?

A professional dental cleaning exceeds even the most impeccable home care for your oral hygiene. At La Michoacana Dental Clinic, a registered dental assistant uses specialized instruments to thoroughly clean parts of your mouth that are impossible to see or reach on your own.

When plaque builds up and hardens into tartar, the only way to remove it is to get a professional cleaning. This helps prevent the following dental problems:

  • Tooth decay
  • Cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Bad breath

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

First, your dental assistant at La Michoacana uses a small mirror and special tools to scrape plaque and tartar around your gumline and in between your teeth.

Then, they polish the surface of your teeth with a rotating electric brush and gritty toothpaste. After that, they may use floss to remove any remaining toothpaste or plaque and finish with a fluoride treatment.

To maintain your healthy smile, call the La Michoacana Dental Clinic office closest to you or schedule your dental cleaning and exam using the online booking tool.

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