All You Need to Know About the Dental Cleaning Process

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If you want a strong and successful oral health, then it’s important to receive a dental cleaning every six months. So, if you’re due for a cleaning and checkup, we encourage you to call Trailridge Family Dental today at 208.806.0765 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Allan Stevenson.

When you come into our office, you can expect the following steps:

Step 1: To begin, our welcoming dental team will greet you and will guide you through our warm office into a comfortable dental chair. Your hygienist will then place a bib-like cloth around your neck to keep your shirt from getting dirty and wet. This is a great time to ask any questions if you have them.

Step 2: Your gentle hygienist will then deeply clean your smile by using special dental tools. The tools will scrape the surfaces of your teeth and remove the plaque and tartar that live there. This is important because plaque and tartar create tooth decay and gum disease. To complete the cleaning, your hygienist will floss between every tooth in your smile.

Step 3: Next, your hygienist will take a series of X-rays of your entire oral cavity. This includes your teeth, gums, and underlying jawbone. When finished, your dentist will come into the room and examine the X-rays. If you have any dental issues, they will discuss your treatment options with you.

Step 4: To complete your appointment, your hygienist will give you a beneficial fluoride treatment that will strengthen your teeth and give them the ability to fight bacteria and other harmful particles. This will come in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish, and it will only last a few minutes.

Our dental team cares about you and your smile, and we want you to feel as comfortable in the dental chair as possible. So, if you have any questions about dental cleanings and checkups in Parma, Idaho, please feel free to give us a call today. We’re happy to help you!