Dr. Catalina Cruz Johnson recommends that you and your family schedule a teeth cleaning in Houston, Texas, at least once every 6 months. A teeth cleaning is a professional cleaning you receive from a dentist or dental hygienist.

Most dental cleanings take approximately 45 minutes. Cleanings should be performed every six months to prevent excessive plaque buildup. Plaque left untreated can lead to unhealthy gums and tooth decay.

During your routine cleaning, we will remove plaque and polish your teeth. Then, our hygienist will floss your teeth and apply fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that fights tooth decay by strengthening your tooth enamel. Our dentists will then perform a dental exam. They will examine all of your teeth and gums for signs of tooth decay, gingivitis, disease, and other oral problems.

Sometimes, our dentists may decide to take dental X-rays. If any dental issues were found, our dentists may recommend one or more dental treatments to improve the health of your smile. Our dental team will ensure that you understand your treatment options. Then, our dentists will form a treatment plan with you.

We encourage you to contact Dentists at Memorial Park at 713-861-8323 today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with us.