According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC,) about 61 percent of adults visited a dentist in 2012. Whether it’s a lack of time or money that may be keeping you from visiting the dentist, Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris urge all adults to recognize the value of bi-annual dental cleanings. More and more research is showing the connection between oral health and your overall health. Your Mansfield dentists provide gentle dental cleanings as well as a number of general, restorative, and cosmetic services in a friendly, welcoming environment. They now answer common questions about dental cleanings.
Can’t I just clean my teeth at home?
Brushing and flossing is of utmost importance for your oral health, but the doctors and their staff utilize advanced technology to thoroughly clean hard-to-reach spots that you can’t thoroughly brush at home. When plaque builds up and hardens into tartar, only a professional cleaning can fully remove the harmful tartar, especially along or below the gum line. Our team will also take dental x-rays that identify tooth decay, gum disease, bite issues, and other problems early on. Early detection will enable the professionals to more efficiently treat the problems before they necessitate more time-consuming treatments.
How often should I obtain a dental cleaning?
Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris highly recommend obtaining dental cleanings every six months.
At a typical cleaning, will I be seen by the dentist?
Yes, at every dental cleaning, your dentist will spend time personally examining your teeth and gums for any abnormalities or signs of tooth decay or gum disease. Also, after reviewing your x-rays, he will discuss his conclusions and recommendations with you, explaining all you treatment options so that you can make an informed decision about what is best for you.
How much does a dental cleaning cost?
Most insurance plans cover two cleanings a year. To determine the exact cost of a dental cleaning with or without insurance, our helpful office staff can answer your questions as well as to inform you if we accept your insurance plan.
About Our Doctors
Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris provide stress-free dental cleanings in their Mansfield office. To schedule a consultation, please call 817-473-6227. We proudly treat patients from Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian and neighboring areas.