Dental Cleanings and Exams Protect Your Smile & Prevent Decay
  • Visit us every six months for a great-looking smile
  • Our advanced technology includes cavity detectors
  • Save money with our in-house reduced-fee plan

Enjoy a Brilliant Smile With Dental Cleanings & Exams in Waco

To keep your smile beautiful and in great shape, the dentists at Starr General Dentistry recommend you visit us every six months for a checkup. Your Waco dental cleanings and exams will benefit you in all these ways and more:

  • Allow us to catch and treat small oral problems early on
  • Give you peace of mind about your oral health
  • Make your smile attractive to others
  • Lessen the chances of a dental emergency
  • Provide regular opportunities to discuss your smile concerns and goals

Call Starr General Dentistry today at 254-401-0129 to schedule your next checkup. We look forward to helping you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile! Be sure to ask us about our in-house reduced-fee plan.

Treat Your Smile to a Comprehensive Checkup

When you visit us for your dental cleaning and exam, you’ll receive much more than just a quick lookover of your teeth and a cleaning. Instead of “drive-through” treatment, you’ll receive five-star service with a personal touch:

  • Your dental hygienist will review your dental history, plus we may take a set of digital X-rays to check for any underlying problems with your teeth or jawbone. We will then examine your teeth, gums, and entire mouth to make sure everything looks healthy. We’ll even use an electronic cavity detector to reveal tooth decay that’s invisible to the naked eye.
  • You’ll then receive a thorough teeth cleaning and polishing. Your hygienist will be sure to clean all those hard-to-reach areas you might miss at home during your brushing and flossing routine.
  • Your dentist will then give you a complete exam. If we see any problems, we’ll make recommendations for treatment. We may also recommend preventive services such as fluoride treatment or tooth sealants to help prevent cavities.

Schedule regular dental cleanings and exams in Waco to keep your smile healthy. Call Starr General Dentistry today at 254-401-0129 or make an appointment online.

Common Questions About Dental Cleanings and Exams

Do I need a dental cleaning and exam?

Yes, even if you brush twice daily and floss every day, you should still get professional cleanings and exams as part of your oral care routine. More than 90 percent of people will develop a cavity. By conservative estimates, at least 70 percent of people will experience gum disease. Regular dental visits can prevent those problems and improve the odds that they will be found in the early stages.

What happens during a dental cleaning?

During a professional dental cleaning, our team will remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. This often starts with a professional flossing to dislodge anything stuck between your teeth or below your gumline. Then we polish your teeth, which can remove stains so your teeth can look their best.

What happens during a dental exam?

As a part of your professional exam, our team will be taking a close look at your mouth. We are looking for any signs of decay or gum infection (such as bad breath or gum recession). We take digital X-rays to monitor changes to your teeth. X-rays can reveal cavities that may not be visible to the naked eye and show teeth that may be shifting or erupting.