PreventativeThe professional teeth cleanings in Meridian, Idaho, differ from your normal home routine of brushing and flossing your teeth. During your cleaning, you can expect to receive:

  • Polishing of teeth to remove plaque and tooth stains
  • Plaque removal to prevent periodontal (gum) disease
  • Removal of calculus to prevent gingivitis

It is important to have your teeth professionally cleaned on a regular basis, which is generally every six months. This is very important because only a trained dental professional using specialized instruments and ultrasonic tools can effectively remove plaque and calculus. By doing so, the potential of future problems is eliminated and you no longer have a risk of the development of diseases, cavities, or infections. This process will involve your dentist and hygienist at Copperstone Dental scraping and scrubbing your teeth, removing the harmful substances from your mouth. They will also floss and polish your teeth to clean inside the crevices and add a nice and shiny touch. Following the deep cleaning will be the fluoride treatment. The fluoride is usually provided in a gel, varnish, or foam. It is also flavored to give you a light, delightful taste. This technique will replace the missing minerals your teeth need to survive, which will help them stay strong and fight off decay.

We invite you to contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Matthew Tuft and begin improving your oral health.