in Idaho Falls, ID

Are you concerned about your dental health? Experience healthy, happy smiles with Zirker Family Dentistry by getting regular teeth cleaning in Ammon. Our team of experienced dentists will maintain your oral hygiene and give you a smile that radiates confidence! Teeth cleaning helps reduce plaque build-up, removes any food particles between your teeth, and generally leaves behind fresher breath.

Having your teeth cleaned is an integral part of ensuring excellent dental hygiene. It is also a crucial part of taking care of your overall health. 

Schedule an appointment today – let’s start caring for those pearly whites! In addition to teeth cleaning, we offer general dentistry services such as root canal treatment, emergency dentistry, and tooth extractions in Ammon and Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Why Do You Need a Teeth Cleaning?

Seeing your dentist or oral hygienist every six months for a checkup and cleaning is the best way to prevent severe problems from plaque build-up. 

Plaque is the sticky, colorless film of bacteria that forms on teeth. It makes teeth feel fuzzy to the tongue, which you may notice when you don’t brush your teeth. Plaque develops when foods containing carbohydrates, such as milk, soft drinks, raisins, cakes, or candy, are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids. 

Over a while, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay. Plaque can also develop on the tooth roots under the gums and cause a breakdown of the bone supporting the tooth.

Even if you brush and floss regularly, it is still wise to visit Zirker Family Dentistry since we can reach areas you cannot. And studies indicate that poor oral health can cause problems with overall health – everything from heart disease to diabetes. 

During your cleaning, we will:

  • Take off excess plaque
  • Remove tartar deposits
  • Thoroughly examine your teeth and gums
  • Discuss concerns such as cavities or gum disease

What Is A Teeth Cleaning Treatment?

Physical exam and oral cancer screening:

During your appointment, your dentist or dental hygienist will thoroughly examine your mouth to check for any signs of oral diseases such as gum disease or oral cancer. They will use a small mirror to view the back of your teeth and gums for abnormalities.

Removal of plaque and tartar:

Plaque is a sticky, colorless film that accumulates on teeth, and when it’s not removed, it hardens to form tartar. Tartar cannot be removed by brushing and flossing alone; it requires a professional cleaning from your dentist or dental hygienist. They will use a scaler to gently scrape away any tartar build-up along the gum line and between teeth.

Teeth polishing:

After removing tartar, we polish your teeth using a rotating brush with a gritty toothpaste-like material. This process helps to remove surface stains and leave your teeth feeling smooth.


Even after effective brushing and scaling, there may still be debris and particles stuck between your teeth. The last step involves flossing thoroughly between every tooth to ensure optimal cleanliness.

Fluoride treatment:

In this final step, your dentist or dental hygienist can provide a fluoride treatment to help strengthen teeth and prevent any future cavities. Fluoride is a mineral that can help repair the enamel in your teeth and protect them from further damage.


Professional Teeth Cleaning in Idaho Falls, ID

Your dental health is important to us, and we want you to receive the best care possible from our knowledgeable and compassionate staff. We use the most advanced instrumentation available to provide excellent results with minimal discomfort or disruption to your life. With regular checkups, you’ll be able to ensure that no problems arise in the future – enabling a better overall experience for yourself when caring for your teeth.

Remember, having a regular checkup and cleaning every six months with Zirker Family Dentistry and our caring and efficient staff is the best way to prevent serious problems. Contact us to schedule an appointment today with Dr. Jed Zirker or Dr. Warner in Ammon and Idaho Falls.