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Dental Checkups and Cleanings – Frisco, TX

Keep Your Teeth Happy and Healthy

young woman about to get dental cleaning in Frisco

No matter how old you are, getting your teeth cleaned regularly is important to not just your oral health, but the health of your whole body as well. Studies have shown that skipping out on these appointments can lead to serious health consequences. Additionally, getting children used to seeing their dentist in Frisco leads to better oral health in their adult life. Luckily, since Archway Dental is a family practice, we see patients of all ages to help get their smiles on the right path. If it has been more than half a year since your last dental checkup and cleaning, contact us to set up an appointment as soon as you can.

Why Choose Archway Dental for Checkups and Cleanings?

  • In-Network with Most PPO Insurance Plans
  • Treats the Whole Family Under One Roof
  • Sedation Available for Nervous Patients

What Happens During a Checkup and Cleaning?

bearded man getting teeth cleaned

The first portion of your appointment is the checkup with Dr. Parmar. She will begin by examining every part of your mouth, including all of your teeth, gums, and other soft tissues for any problems, such as cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer. X-rays may also be taken to diagnose issues that can’t be seen even with our team’s trained eyes, like cavities in between the teeth. Once we’ve taken these x-rays, Dr. Parmar will go over her findings with you and develop a personalized treatment plan to keep your teeth happy and healthy.

Next comes your dental cleaning in Frisco. Our skilled dental assistant will thoroughly clean your teeth with special tools. These tools are much more adept at removing built-up plaque than your toothbrush and floss at home. After all traces of plaque have been removed from your teeth and gumline, we’ll polish your teeth so that they shine just a little brighter. We can also apply a topical fluoride treatment to give you an extra boost in the fight against cavities.

Why Are Regular Visits So Important?

little boy brushing teeth in dental chair

Even if you brush and floss diligently at home, it’s still imperative that you attend regular dental cleanings. This is because once plaque calcifies into tartar, it can only be removed by a dental professional. Tartar contains lots of bacteria that can contribute to gum disease and tooth decay, so you’ll want to get rid of it as often as possible.

Checkups are just as important in the grand scheme of things. Most dental problems don’t present noticeable symptoms until irreversible damage has already been done. For this reason, you’ll want to get your mouth regularly checked by Dr. Parmar. She can diagnose dental health issues while treatment is still relatively easy and inexpensive for you. In the case of diagnosing oral cancer early on, it could even save your life!

How Can You Keep Your Mouth Healthy Between Appointments?

older man about to brush teeth

To decrease your risk of developing problems like cavities and gum disease, stick to the following tips:

  • Eat a diet low in sugary and starchy foods and rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • If you smoke or chew tobacco, consider quitting.
  • Gently clean your teeth with an ultra-soft toothbrush for two minutes twice a day.
  • Floss daily to remove food debris and bacteria from between your teeth and along your gumline.
  • If you can’t brush after eating, chew sugar-free gum to stimulate the production of saliva, which naturally washes your teeth clean.