Dental Cleanings and Exams

Sparkling teeth and fresh breath aren’t the only benefits of professional teeth cleaning. At Brookside Dental in Nampa, Idaho, we provide thorough dental cleanings and exams to improve and maintain your oral health. If you’re ready for your next biannual cleaning, please call Brookside Dental or use the convenient online booking feature today. 

Why Are Dental Exams and Cleanings Important?

Dental cleanings are an essential part of staying healthy and not just for your mouth. During your dental cleaning and examination, Dr. Robbie and Dr. Jared 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 Teeth Cleaning at Brookside Dental?

Preventive dental cleanings at Brookside Dental are personalized for your needs and not rushed. A hygienist cleans your teeth gently and meticulously to remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from your teeth and around the gumline. The steps of a standard teeth cleaning at Brookside Dental 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 your Nampa dentist or your hygienist notices signs of gingivitis, cavities, or tooth damage, we will develop an appropriate treatment plan for you. We might need to take an x-ray to get a better view of your cavity or tooth damage, which will help us improve treatment outcomes. 

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. We also have TVs in treatment rooms for your entertainment and offer nitrous oxide for anxious patients.

If you’re worried about potential discomfort, Dr. Robbie and Dr. Jared may offer you a topical anesthetic to numb your mouth before the cleaning starts. Our team at Brookside Dental prioritizes your comfort and safety, and we will do everything we can to ensure your visit with us is pleasant and comfortable. 

How Often Should I Get Dental Cleanings and Exams in Nampa, ID? 

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. Robbie or Dr. Jared in your daily routine. Taking care of your teeth between professional cleanings improves your chances of an easy, comfortable appointment.

Contact Your Nampa Dentist Today!

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

We look forward to seeing you soon!