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Teeth Cleaning

Teeth cleaning isn't just about removing plaque — it can also shield you from tooth and gum problems later down the line.

In fact, visiting our practice for a twice-yearly cleaning can prevent gum disease, cavities, and even tooth loss.

Protect your oral health by visiting Drs. Mike Meek and David J. Tasch in Austin, TX, for a thorough exam and dental cleaning.

Teeth Cleaning Only Takes an Hour or Less

For most of our Austin patients, a teeth cleaning is over after just 30 minutes to an hour.
Investing just a small bit of time on your end can mean decades of good oral health. If we notice a cavity or gum disease, we offer a variety of dentistry treatments to restore your dental wellness.

What Purposes Does Teeth Cleaning Serve?

Dental cleanings offer crucial care for your oral health, like:

Removing Plaque and Tartar

Even with consistent brushing and flossing, your teeth may accumulate plaque and tartar. Over time, plaque and tartar can irritate your gum line and cause gum disease, with symptoms like irritated gums and gum pockets. Our team can thoroughly remove this buildup to protect your health.

Checking for Oral Conditions

Going to the dentist allows us to detect cavities, cracks, and infections in their earliest stages. We'll screen for oral cancers during your appointment as well. Finally, our team uses high-tech digital scanners to ensure that your teeth, gums, and jaw are all healthy.

Preventing Long-Term Problems

We check each individual tooth to ensure that your mouth is as healthy as possible. If we notice any concerns, then we will form a treatment plan to prevent long-term troubles. For example, special deep cleaning can prevent gingivitis from advancing to gum disease.

Need Deeper Cleaning? We Can Help

For some patients, a routine cleaning won't be able to address all their dental needs. No need to stress, though — if you've come to our office, you're at the right place. Our dental office in Austin, TX, offers scaling and root planing to fully remove plaque at and below your gum line.

Austin, TX, Goes to Us For Comfortable Care They Can Trust



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Loved getting my teeth cleaned by Xaviera! She was thorough and my teeth feel so smooth.

And to Courtney for helping with my dental health questions. Both ladies were great!

Dr. Tasch, you and your team are amazing!

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Ashley Bush

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I was recommended this office by a coworker. I was so nervous because I don’t like the dentist and I had not had a cleaning in a while. From the front office staff to the hygienists to my dentist I felt a very warm welcome! Regina gave me the best cleaning I’ve ever had! The whole experience was pain free and all of my questions were answered. If you have dentist anxiety this is the place for you, trust me! :)

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We Do Our Part to Keep Patients Calm With Sedation Dentistry

Dental patient receiving nitrous oxide sedation

For those with dental anxiety, the idea of a dental cleaning can be a little daunting. Our caring team will ensure sure your treatment is as stress-free as possible using our friendly attitudes, state-of-the-art technology, and transparent explanations.

Those who still need a little help staying calm during your dental care may be good candidates for sedation dentistry. Our team features two kinds to choose from for your dentistry appointment: nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation. We're happy to help you explore the possibilities during a consultation.


How Can I Make My Next Cleaning As Easy as Possible?

Austin, TX, patients can do their part to ensure that they have straightforward dental cleanings. We advise that you:

Brush Daily

By brushing twice a day, you can keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free. You should brush for two minutes each time using a soft-bristled brush, covering your teeth, gums, and tongue.

Floss Regularly

Even if you don't currently floss your teeth regularly, it's never too late to get into the habit. Flossing once a day removes pesky plaque and tartar around your teeth and gums, preventing gingivitis and gum disease.

Listen to Our Advice

We believe in patient education — and we'll pass our knowledge on to you. Have questions? Our dentists are always happy to recommend the right toothbrush, floss, and toothpaste for you, as well as give you brushing tips.

The team at 38th Street Dental

38th Street Dental

38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, utilizes the latest proven technology to provide you personalized dental care. Dr. Meek and Dr. Tasch are members of local and national dental associations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Texas Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The Capital Area Dental Society

To schedule an appointment, call us at (512) 458-6222 or contact us online today!

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