How Your Southlake Dentist Cleans Teeth

Do you sometimes feel as though you clean your teeth well enough at home that skipping a dental appointment now and then can do no harm? The truth is that adhering to a strict routine of dental checkups and cleanings (at least one appointment every six months) is as important to good dental health as your toothbrush and floss. Southlake dentist, Dr. Wright, takes pride in the care he provides our patients, from routine dental cleanings to complete smile makeovers. During your visit, we’ll ensure that you leave our office with the fresh feeling of a clean and healthy smile, as well as instructions on how to improve your dental hygiene at home, if necessary.

The Cleaning

When you brush your teeth, you should take care to gently brush the dental plaque and debris from every surface of every tooth. The sticky substance on your teeth, called plaque, consists of hundreds of kinds of oral bacteria that can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and chronic bad breath if allowed to run rampant. At your regular dental cleaning, one of our skilled hygienists will thoroughly clear away plaque from your teeth, as well as plaque’s calcified form, tartar, using an ultra-sonic device that breaks up bacterial buildup. We’ll also polish the surfaces of your teeth to discourage plaque buildup between your regularly scheduled cleanings.

The Examination

Cleaning your teeth and gums is only half of your professional dental maintenance. Dr. Wright will also perform a comprehensive examination to inspect the state of your teeth and gums, including signs of potential danger. He will closely scrutinize your teeth for damage or indications of tooth decay, as well as assess your periodontal (gum) tissue for the likelihood of gum disease. When needed, a dental X-ray will help Dr. Wright gain a clearer picture of your teeth and mouth for a more accurate diagnosis. After consulting with you to discuss your goals and your viable treatment options, Dr. Wright will recommend and develop a treatment plan according to your specific needs.

About Gregory Wright, DDS:

If it’s been a while since your last dental checkup and cleaning, then visit us as soon as possible to ensure your continued good oral health. As a native Texan, Dr. Gregory Wright opened his private practice in Southlake, TX in 1992. He is happily accepting new patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and all surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist, call our office today at (817) 481-7999.