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Teeth Cleaning Specialist

Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics

Orthodontists & Cosmetic & Family Dentistry located in Katy, TX

Regular teeth cleaning is essential for maintaining good oral health for you and your family. Gustavo Salas, DDS, MS, at Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Katy, Texas, offers professional services to help your teeth stay free of decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. Call the office or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule your appointment with Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics today.

Teeth Cleaning Q & A

Why is a teeth cleaning important?

Teeth cleanings are one of the most effective ways to prevent gum disease, cavities, and to maintain the overall health of your mouth. Cleanings can also help with early detection of issues with your teeth or gums to help you ward off invasive procedures that include surgeries, extractions, and root canals.

Meeting with your provider at Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics routinely also keeps the build-up of plaque and tartar under control. If your teeth go unattended, complications like infection, tooth loss, and gum inflammation can occur.

What happens during a teeth cleaning?

The most important part of your dental hygiene process is getting routine teeth cleanings and checkups. Teeth cleanings are recommended twice a year to maintain good oral health. 


Your exam begins with your provider using a small tool to scrape off plaque and tartar from your teeth, gum line, and between your teeth. 


Once all the plaque and tartar are removed, a powerful electric toothbrush with toothpaste polishes the surface of your teeth. The toothpaste is gritty to remove any remaining plaque or tartar from your teeth.


Your provider flosses your teeth to clean between the gaps. In some cases, a fluoride treatment may be offered for added protection against tooth decay.


Rinsing your mouth with water is your final step. You’re left with a fresh, clean feel and your teeth look smooth and shiny.

What can I expect at a routine dental visit?

At Portal Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, your routine visit includes:

  • An overall exam of your teeth, jaw, and gums by your dentist
  • Digital X-rays to get an in-depth look into your dental hygiene
  • A professional and thorough cleaning of your teeth
  • Personalized care plan

Regular visits with your dentist take less than an hour and can save you from complicated oral health issues in the future.

What does a teeth cleaning prevent?

To keep your oral hygiene optimal, it’s recommended to see your provider every six months. Teeth cleanings can prevent a host of issues, including:


  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Cavities
  • Plaque build-up
  • Tartar build-up
  • Stains on your teeth


A teeth cleaning is one of the best ways to avoid oral health issues that could lead to greater problems.

To schedule teeth cleanings for you and your family, call the office today or use the convenient online booking tool to schedule your appointment.