Dentistry of Highland Village

Dental Cleanings and Exams in Houston, TX

Are You Overdue for a Dental Check-Up and Cleaning? Don't Neglect Your Smile's Health!

At Dentistry of Highland Village, we believe a beautiful, radiant smile begins with a commitment to excellent oral health. That’s why our Houston, TX, preventive dentists, Dr. Rushi Dave, Dr. Mili Shah, and Dr. Amy Milman, emphasize the importance of regular dental exams and cleanings

These routine appointments are essential for maintaining optimal oral health, preventing dental issues, and ensuring your smile remains vibrant for years. Schedule your dental cleaning and exam by calling our Houston dental practice at (713) 360-7700

What Are Dental Exams and Cleanings?

Dental exams and cleanings are preventive measures that involve a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health and a thorough cleaning to remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains. 

Our skilled dental team will closely examine your teeth, gums, and other oral structures to detect potential issues, such as cavities, gum disease, or oral cancer. Additionally, we’ll use specialized tools to gently remove any buildup of plaque and tartar from the oral cavity, leaving your teeth and gums feeling clean, smooth, and refreshed.

Benefits of Regular Dental Exams and Cleanings

Some benefits of regular dental exams and cleanings include:

  • Early Detection and Prevention: By identifying problems in their early stages, treatment can be initiated promptly, preventing further complications.
  • Removal of Harmful Plaque and Tartar: Professional dental cleanings effectively remove plaque and tartar buildup that cannot be eliminated through regular brushing and flossing alone.
  • Reduced Risk of Gum Disease and Tooth Decay: Routine cleanings and exams significantly reduce the risk of developing gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis) and tooth decay. 
  • Fresher Breath and Brighter Smile: Professional cleanings leave your mouth feeling fresh and your smile looking brighter by removing surface stains and plaque buildup. 
  • Opportunity for Discussion: Dental exams provide an opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you may have with our dental professionals. 
  • Identification of Potential Issues: Regular exams enable the early identification of potential oral health issues before they escalate into more severe problems. 
  • Guidance on Oral Hygiene: Our dental professionals offer guidance on improving oral hygiene habits at home, including proper brushing and flossing techniques, as well as recommendations for oral care products. 

The Dental Exam and Cleaning Process


Before your exam and your professional teeth cleaning, our team will gather essential information about your medical history, current concerns, and your oral hygiene routine. This consultation allows us to tailor our approach to your unique needs and preferences.


Your Houston dentist will thoroughly inspect your teeth, gums, and other oral structures using specialized tools and techniques. This examination may include:

  • Visual inspection for signs of decay, gum disease, or other issues
  • Dental X-rays to detect problems not visible to the naked eye
  • Oral cancer screening to identify any abnormalities
  • Evaluation of existing dental work, such as dental fillings or dental crowns


After the exam, our skilled dental hygienists will perform a comprehensive cleaning to remove any plaque, tartar, and surface stains. This process typically involves a few steps. First, one of our dentists or dental hygienists will perform scaling to remove hardened plaque and tartar deposits. 

Next, they’ll polish your teeth to smooth tooth surfaces and remove surface stains. Finally, they’ll floss your teeth, paying special attention to hard-to-reach areas between the top and bottom teeth.


After your appointment, our dental team will provide personalized advice and guidance to help you maintain optimal oral health between visits. This may include recommendations for improving brushing and flossing techniques, dietary suggestions, or product recommendations tailored to your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most dental professionals recommend scheduling exams and cleanings every six months. However, the frequency may vary based on risk factors and oral health needs.

Dental exams and cleanings are generally painless procedures. Your dental professionals will use gentle techniques and topical anesthetics if needed to ensure your comfort. If you experience pain during a routine dental cleaning and exam, tell your hygienist or dentist, as this may point to a problem that can be diagnosed and addressed. 

Yes, dental X-rays are an essential diagnostic tool that allows dentists to detect issues not visible during a visual examination, such as cavities between teeth or bone loss caused by gum disease.

Dental cleanings and exams are typically covered by dental insurance plans as preventive care. However, coverage can vary depending on your specific insurance provider and plan. It’s advisable to check with your insurance company to understand your coverage details and any associated costs before scheduling a dental appointment.

Revitalize Your Smile: Book Your Dental Exam & Cleaning at Dentistry of Highland Village!

Don’t compromise the health and beauty of your smile – schedule your dental exam and cleaning today at Dentistry of Highland Village. Whether you’re a resident of Houston, TX, or visiting from nearby Pasadena, Sugar Land, or Pearland, TX, our dedicated team is here to provide you with the exceptional preventive care you deserve. 

Call us at (713) 360-7700 to schedule your teeth cleaning and exam at Dentistry of Highland Village. Take the first step towards a lifetime of optimal oral health and a radiant, confident smile.



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Dentistry of Highland Village
Monday7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Friday7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday7:00 AM – 3:00 PM