The strength and health of your oral cavity is extremely important in having a functional and successful dental experience. In order to keep your mouth in a healthy condition, we strongly recommend coming into Tatum & Cox for a dental cleaning.

A dental cleaning in Opelika, Alabama, is the process of deeply cleaning your teeth. First, Dr. Tatum & Dr. Cox or a dental hygienist will scrape the surfaces of your teeth to remove the plaque that resides. This is a very important step because it eliminates the risks associated with gum disease and periodontal disease. Next, they will wash, rinse, floss, and polish your teeth. To finish the cleaning, they will provide a fluoride treatment that will be in the form of a foam, gel, or varnish. The fluoride substance will be flavored for a more delightful experience, and it will be placed in your mouth for a small amount of time, which will allow the minerals to soak into your teeth. This is a beneficial treatment because it replaces the minerals your teeth need in order to fight off bacteria, decay, and infection. Once the time has passed, your mouth will be washed and rinsed.

Your dentist recommends attending a dental cleaning every six months. To schedule your next cleaning, call our practice today!