Teeth cleanings are an integral part to long term oral health. Even if you brushed and flossed every day, there are still things that can only be fixed with the use of professional dental equipment. By visiting your pediatric dentist, or in this case, Dr. Dan, you will be able to get a full cleaning to stop plaque and bacteria before they spread.

The Teeth Cleaning Process

A teeth cleaning is a simple and painless experience that goes a long way in the health of your teeth. A teeth cleaning is also where most of the diagnosing occurs. This is where the staff checks for any concerns over any gum disease or any other concerns.

Oral Examination

This is where the teeth cleaning process begins. Your dentist or the dental hygienist will look at your jaw and ask a couple questions about whether or not you feel any discomfort or pain on a daily basis. We will then use a small mirror to check inside your mouth to look at all your teeth and gums to ensure that everything is healthy and looking good!

Plaque and Tartar Removal

Once the dentist or dental hygienist finishes checking around, they will begin cleaning up the teeth by using a dental tool called a scaler to remove the plaque and tartar on your teeth. This process allows us to remove any problem areas on the teeth that you can’t fix when you brush or floss. This happens when plaque builds up and develops to the point where brushing can’t get it off. The scraper will allow us to remove this build up before they form into cavities or anything worse.


After the plaque is removed the team will then use a special electric toothbrush along with a gritty, abrasive toothpaste that helps scrub the teeth for any remaining or lingering bacteria or tartar. This will also help smooth out the teeth which makes it harder for bacteria to collect and form plaque.


After the cleaning and polishing are complete, we will then apply a special fluoride varnish to your teeth. This fluoride will help give extra strength to your teeth’s enamel and help protect them until the next dental check up is scheduled. The process is quick and easy and because we use the varnish, once it comes in contact with saliva it hardens, allowing patients the opportunity to eat and drink immediately after the cleaning.

And then we’re done! The point of these cleanings is to give that extra layer of care that is needed for the long term health of the teeth. For those who brush and floss every day, they still need to visit the pediatric dentist. At these offices we have the expensive and effective tools and equipment that will help

Teeth Cleanings at Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry

Teeth cleanings are a relatively routine procedure for many people. If you have been listening to your dentist, then you should have been receiving these cleanings twice a year for the entirety of your life.

Well at Showtime Smiles Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry we make teeth cleanings extremely fun. At our office, we provide a movie theatre experience for our patients, complete with the darkened lights, comfortable chairs and a 240” inch screen.

Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Dan is definitely a character and one that all the kids and parents love. He is serious about providing the best care, but more importantly wants everyone to have a good time. Working with him is always a pleasure for patients as they almost feel like they are working with a friend or a fun uncle.

You can contact our McKinney, TX office here or call us at 972-547-4443 to schedule an appointment.