Cleaning Specialist

Brookside Dental

Dentist & Dental Clinic located in Nampa, ID

Having sparkling teeth and fresh breath aren’t the only benefits of a professional teeth cleaning. At Brookside Dental in and Nampa, Idaho, Robbie Hamblin, DDS, and his staff provide thorough cleanings and exams to improve and maintain your oral health. If you’re ready for your next biannual cleaning, call Brookside Dental or use the convenient online booking feature today.

Cleaning

Why are cleanings important?

Dental cleanings are an essential part of staying healthy and not just for your mouth. During your dental cleaning and examination, Dr. Hamblin can detect signs of diseases that affect your entire body, like diabetes or leukemia. 

When a dentist catches mouth diseases or whole-body diseases early, you can get started on treatment promptly with a higher chance of a complete recovery. Cleanings also reduce your chances of getting cavities and gingivitis.

What happens during a cleaning?

Cleanings at Brookside Dental are personalized for your needs and not rushed. A hygienist cleans your teeth gently and meticulously. The steps of a standard dental cleaning include:

  • A periodontal (gum) evaluation
  • An examination of your teeth
  • Plaque and tartar removal with a scaler tool
  • Deep cleaning with abrasive toothpaste and an electric brush
  • Flossing
  • Fluoride rinse
  • Fluoride gel and varnish
  • Counseling and education

If Dr. Hamblin or your hygienist notices signs of gingivitis, cavities, or tooth damage, they make an appropriate treatment plan for you. They might need to take an X-ray to get a better view of your cavity or tooth damage. 

With or without signs of a complication, the team gives you information about how to improve your oral care routine at home to prevent complications from developing.

Will I be uncomfortable during my dental cleaning?

Dental cleanings generally aren’t uncomfortable. Some patients experience slight discomfort or even some bleeding during the flossing stage, but this is not the case for everyone. 

If you’re worried about potential discomfort, Dr. Hamblin may offer you a topical anesthetic to numb your mouth before the cleaning starts.

How often should I get cleanings?

To optimize your oral health, you should get cleanings twice per year, or once every six months. Between your cleanings, you must try your best to take good care of your teeth and implement any advice from Dr. Hamblin in your daily routine. Taking care of your teeth between cleanings improves your chances of an easy, comfortable cleaning appointment.

If you’re due for a dental cleaning, don’t hesitate to call Brookside Dental or use the convenient online booking tool today.