Cleanings & Prevention

Effective Dental Cleanings & Prevention in Oklahoma City

happy couple in city backgroundRegular dental checkups and cleanings are essential to maintaining your beautiful smile. When you visit the practice of Mark T. Hanstein, DDS, you can rely on our friendly team to keep your smile functional and healthy for many years to come. Dr. Hanstein has provided high-quality dental services to the communities of Uptown, Midtown, and Downtown Oklahoma City since 1985.

Our dentist trained at the Pankey Institute to provide you with advanced, customized dental treatments. You can trust our team to take your individualized needs into account and provide you with the affordable, high-quality care you deserve. Get in touch with our office to schedule an appointment with us today!


Our Thorough Process for Cleanings

By regularly seeing our dentist for teeth cleaning in Oklahoma City, you benefit from enhanced dental health. Wafe also keep you aware of any possible oral health problems that need monitoring. Whether you're a new patient suffering from jaw pain or you have been coming to our practice for years, we're thrilled to take care of you as a valued member of our dental family. A typical visit to our office includes the following:

A complete cleaning and inspection of your teeth and gums.

When you stop by for a dental checkup, you receive a thorough cleaning and x-rays from one of our skilled hygienists. They thoroughly clean your teeth and perform an oral cancer screening. This visual check is meant to detect oral cancer, which can have a detrimental impact on your health if left untreated. If anything out of the ordinary is seen, we can perform a biopsy to determine your condition.

Our office uses periodontal charts to monitor the well-being of our patients over the age of sixteen. We check for signs of tooth decay and measure the depths of the gum pockets around your teeth. By regularly recording this information when you come in for a cleaning, we proactively track your health and watch for any changes to your teeth or gums. Should anything catch our attention, we fill you in immediately and inform you of your treatment options.

After our hygienist completes your cleaning, Dr. Hanstein checks in with you to review everything and inspect your bite. Our dentist is dedicated to advanced education and has completed comprehensive training at the Pankey Institute to provide genuinely individualized care. He specializes in bite (occlusion) function and applies neuromuscular principles to reach the core of the issue.

Empowering You with Dental Education

patient looking at dental x-rayEducation is vital to all of our team members. We want to give you the knowledge you need to make the best decisions for your dental health. Everyone's situation is different, and we consistently take the time to provide tailored and relevant guidance.

Dr. Hanstein wants to provide you with the resources to prevent gum disease and tooth loss over the years. Our team can recommend many at-home products and techniques you can use to effectively clean your teeth. Sonicare™ brushes, water picks, and thorough flossing can make a world of difference when it comes to protecting your smile.

Our friendly team is accessible and happy to address any questions or concerns you have regarding your oral health during your visit. We want you to consider our practice your home for all your dental needs.

Nightguards to Protect Your Smile

woman holding nightguardsIf you suffer from jaw pain, it may be caused or enhanced by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) or bruxism. TMD is a jaw disorder that can be caused by many different things, including stress, whiplash, or teeth grinding. Bruxism is a health condition characterized by grinding or clenching your teeth, often while sleeping. We offer advanced diagnostics and custom-fitted nightguards to reduce the impact of teeth grinding at night and alleviate your symptoms.

Our goal is to prevent broken teeth, cracks, and wear on your teeth over time. When you visit our practice to receive a nightguard, we carefully assess your smile and take impressions. These images are then sent to a dental lab, which crafts your custom nightguard. When you come in to pick up your nightguard, we check that it fits correctly and comfortably.

Caring for Your Teeth with Fluoride Varnish

Fluoride varnish is effectively used to shield your teeth from decay and cavities. We encourage a fluoride varnish treatment applied at least once a year for those who need the extra protection. Our take-home fluoride varnish can be applied using a mouthguard and worn overnight for maximum results. Dr. Hanstein shows you the correct amount of solution to apply to your nightguard before wearing it.

Oklahoma City Dental Cleanings & Prevention

Dr. Hanstein and his welcoming team can't wait to meet you in person. When you trust us with your dental checkups, you can be confident that we are continually looking out for your well-being. Contact the practice of Mark T. Hanstein, DDS, today so we can help preserve your smile for years to come!


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We encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!


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