Teeth Cleaning Specialist

Lifetime Dental Care -  - Cosmetic & General Dentistry

Lifetime Dental Care

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Katy, TX

As a rule of thumb, everyone should have professional teeth cleanings every six months, unless you have a condition that requires more frequent attention. At Lifetime Dental Care, Garry Waldrop, DDS, an expert dentist, and his team provide specialized teeth cleaning services for everyone in Katy, Texas. Together, they offer gentle and friendly care that helps people feel comfortable and confident. Call the Lifetime Dental Care office or make an appointment online today.

Teeth Cleaning

Why are professional teeth cleanings important?

Even with your best at-home oral hygiene habits, bacteria and plaque can build upon your teeth and increase their risk of cavities and gum disease. Professional teeth cleaning at Lifetime Dental Care removes the bacteria, plaque, and tartar that can build up on teeth between appointments. 

When plaque and tartar accumulate on your child’s teeth, it creates the perfect breeding ground for the bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease. Additionally, once plaque forms on a tooth, you can’t remove it with brushing alone. You need a dental professional like Garry Waldrop, DDS, to remove it. 

Additionally, while Dr. Waldrop is cleaning your teeth, he also looks for signs of decay and gum disease and monitors dental development. Using best practices, he promotes dental hygiene as an essential part of your day. 

What happens during a teeth cleaning?

Professional dental cleanings are an important part of your preventive oral health care. Daily flossing and brushing are also necessary. During your self-care at home, you probably aren’t scrubbing them enough or getting between each tooth.

Following a dental cleaning, your teeth should feel much smoother and cleaner compared to how they feel after your normal cleaning at home. Your teeth will look whiter and brighter, allowing you to enjoy a beautiful healthier-looking smile for days following your appointment.

How can I help prevent tooth decay?

Regular professional dental cleanings are important because they can help prevent gum disease and other serious health conditions over time. Even if you floss and brush properly and regularly at home, bacteria can build up on your teeth and beneath your gums. Plaque is the bacteria that builds up as a film over your teeth and hardens into a substance called tartar. Tartar is more difficult than plaque to remove without special dental instruments and tools.


Excessive tartar and plaque buildup can lead to tooth decay and cause your gums to become infected. When the buildup doesn’t get proper treatment, bacteria can get into your blood and potentially lead to infections in other parts of your body.

If you have good overall oral health, Dr. Waldrop usually suggests two professional dental cleanings each year. If you have especially poor oral hygiene or certain dental health complications, you might need to visit Lifetime Dental Care more regularly. If it’s time for your professional dental cleaning, call Marina Landing Dentistry or book your appointment online to achieve optimal dental health and cleanliness.