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Dental Cleaning Specialist

Big Country Family Dental

Jason M. Mahoney, DMD

Family Dentist located in Haskell, TX

Your dental health is closely connected with your overall health and wellness, and having your teeth professionally cleaned is an essential part of maintaining your dental health. Dental cleanings make the most of your smile, and also keep you happy and healthy. At Big Country Family Dental, Dr. Jason Mahoney and the rest of the team urge you to schedule routine dental cleanings and exams. Call or go online to find an appointment time at the Haskell, Texas, office.

Dental Cleaning Q & A

Why are dental cleanings important?

Regular dental cleanings keep your teeth and gums healthy, which is essential to overall health.

Preventing tooth decay is certainly important, because you only get one set of natural adult teeth. However, one of the most important reasons to have regular dental cleanings is to fight off gum disease.

Your mouth is full of bacteria at all times, some of which is helpful, and some that’s harmful. When plaque and tartar build up on your teeth, you develop gum disease.

Your body responds with inflammation, which is your immune system’s way of fighting off disease. Your immune system is only designed for short-term battles, however, and ongoing gum disease will place an undue burden on that system, which can make it hard to fight off other forms of illness.

How can I prepare for my dental cleaning?

If you are seeing the Big Country Family Dental staff for the first time, it is helpful to bring in a written outline of your general health history. Having that information in your dental record makes it easy for Dr. Mahoney to choose the right treatments for your needs.

It can also be helpful to bring in any X-rays or other imaging that you’ve had done at another office. If those images were taken recently, you may not need a new set. You should also bring in a copy of your insurance information, if applicable.

If you have any particular questions or concerns, write them down before your visit so that you won’t forget during your appointment time. Also, if you require a copy of any of your records, make a note.

What happens during a professional cleaning?

Part of your dental cleaning involves a thorough dental examination. Dr. Mahoney checks for signs of decay or other dental problems, and advises you on your options if you require dental work.

For most people, teeth cleanings are fast and simple process. In fact, many people look forward to having their teeth professionally cleaned due to the awesome feeling of perfectly smooth teeth that results.

State-of-the-art technology is used to perform dental cleanings. If needed, stubborn areas of plaque or tartar may need to be removed with a specialized dental instrument.

Your gums are checked for the presence of pockets, which are areas where gum tissue has pulled away from your teeth. If your gums are healthy, your cleaning should be painless.

When you're ready to schedule your next dental cleaning, contact the Big Country Family Dental office to set up an appointment.