The Steps Involved in a Routine Dental Checkup

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At Trailridge Family Dental, we recommend that you come in for a professional dental cleaning at least twice a year. This appointment is very important to your dental health. Our dentist and team at Trailridge Family Dental are happy to explain the process to you so you know what to expect.

Our dental hygienist will begin the process by removing plaque and tartar from all surfaces of the teeth. A scaler will be used for this process. It can get rid of the plaque and tartar around the gum line as well as between your teeth. You will hear some scraping during the process.

After all of the tartar has been removed from your teeth, our hygienist will brush them with a high-powered electric brush. The brush makes a grinding noise, but don’t worry; it’s a great way to deep clean your teeth.

Even if you floss regularly at home, an expert flossing by our hygienist is incredibly useful. During your professional flossing session, our hygienist can get deep between the teeth and detect any potential issues where the gums may bleed. Your flossing session will also remove any leftover plaque or toothpaste from your professional cleaning.

After your mouth is rinsed, you will receive a fluoride treatment. This will strengthen your enamel and provide extra protection against cavities. You can choose which flavor you prefer and our hygienist will apply it to your teeth in a foam, varnish, or gel form.

At this point, Dr. Allan Stevenson will examine your teeth and gums. If signs of gingivitis, cavities, or other concerns are detected, they will go over your treatment options with you.

We invite you to contact Trailridge Family Dental today to learn more about teeth cleaning in Parma, Idaho, and to schedule your next visit.