Without regular dental care, the appearance of our smiles suffers. In fact, lack of routine dental treatment increases the risk of serious issues, such as tooth decay and gum disease. At Viva Dental Family Dentistry, your Dallas dentist, Dr. Diep Truong, offers quality general dental care to improve the health of your smile, including thorough cleanings. In today’s blog, Dr. Truong answers questions about the smile brightening capabilities of dental cleanings.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Cleanings

Question: Will a cleaning really brighten my smile?

Answer: Yes. The plaque that coats your teeth elevates the chances of teeth stains. During a cleaning, your teeth will be polished, removing minor stains and improving the appearance of your smile.

Question: Do cleanings improve bad breath?

Answer: Yes. In addition to staining teeth and increasing the risk of gum disease, plaque also leads to bad breath. A cleaning helps freshen your breath and reduce the presence of halitosis.

Question: Do children require dental cleanings?

Answer: Your Dallas TX general dentist may recommend a dental cleaning for older children to help prevent the onset of tooth decay or gingivitis.

Question: How often should I receive a dental cleaning?

Answer: The American Dental Association recommends undergoing a checkup and cleaning once every six months. These twice-yearly visits will you maintain healthy teeth and gums. For children, regular visits also help instill good dental habits and reduce dental anxiety. Read below for information on scheduling a checkup and cleaning.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Dallas TX General Dentist

Interested in scheduling a checkup for you or a member of your family? Then talk to your Dallas TX general dentist today. Dr. Truong will provide thorough checkups and cleanings to improve the health and beauty of your smile. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Truong by calling our Richardson general dentist’s office at (972) 437-6000. With a second office in Dallas, we proudly serve new and existing patients from Kessler Park, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Richardson, Carrolton, Garland, Addison, Farmers Branch, and all surrounding communities. Dr. Truong offers our patients the latest in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry.