Dental Cleaning

Dental Cleaning

We take professional dental cleanings very seriously. Good oral hygiene starts at home with brushing and flossing. However, it is important to have cleanings done every three to six months.

Tooth Cleaning in Etobicoke

Have an oral examination

Pair your dental cleaning with a yearly oral examination. During the examination the dentist will conduct an oral cancer screening, perform a periodontal exam to check the health of your gums and complete a nutritional and digital x-ray assessment to check the hard tissues of the mouth, teeth and jaws.

Calculus is hardened plaque that forms over time and becomes firmly attached to your teeth. Tartar is formed from the plaque and minerals in your saliva. It forms both above and below the gum line. Tartar will feel crusty on your teeth and its porous nature means that your teeth will stain more easily. Though it may look harmless, tartar can cause bad breath, destroy the hard outer-layer of your teeth and increase your likelihood of gum disease.

It must be removed by a professional with access to the necessary dental instruments. Tartar removal will help strengthen your teeth and improve their longevity. Here are some tips to reduce tartar formation:

– Use toothpaste that has been especially designed for tartar reduction
– Use an antibacterial mouthwash to help reduce the number of harmful bacteria in your mouth
– Use a water flosser to clean your teeth and gums

Plaque is a nearly invisible film that forms on your teeth. It forms from food debris and saliva in your mouth. It is also a growing colony of living bacteria, producing toxins that can inflame your gums. This inflammation can signal the beginning of periodontal disease, a disease that can affect your general health.

Plaque removal is an important part of the dental cleaning process. The removal of plaque prevents the long-term build-up of tartar and protects you from the development of gum diseases such as gingivitis.

During polishing, we will remove stains that are not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling. The polishing also helps to smooth down the surfaces of your teeth and restore their appearance. While this process is largely for aesthetic purposes, the polishing also serves to promote plaque removal and improve your oral health.

We generally follow-up our polishing with a fluoride treatment, which is proven to be effective at protecting your teeth through remineralization. You can expect to leave a dental cleaning with sparkling clean teeth!

Dentist cleaning teeth

Book your dental cleaning appointment

If you are looking to get your cleaning done, please book an appointment today. Call us or send us an email to get more information about the services we offer. We will be happy to assist you in any way we can.