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Professional Teeth Cleaning

Deep Teeth Cleaning for a Healthy Smile

Professional cleanings and checkups are an important part of good dental hygiene, and help prevent oral health issues. Toronto Smile Centre offers a family-friendly, relaxed atmosphere to put you at ease and make these regular visits to the dentist more pleasant. If you have any individual requirements, please let us know.

Even with an excellent dental hygiene routine, plaque can get missed, especially in hard-to-reach areas. This plaque builds up and hardens into tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional. If the plaque and tartar isn't removed, it can lead to tooth decay and infection. A professional teeth cleaning will remove plaque and tartar buildup, as well as polishing surface stains off of your teeth for a brighter smile. Preventative dentistry treatments such as fissure sealants or a fluoride treatment may also be completed.

This is a good opportunity too for your dentist to examine you for signs of gum disease or tooth decay, as well as do oral cancer screening to diagnose any concerns as soon as possible. Diagnostics such as X-rays can be done to spot issues that are too small to see and may not be causing you any pain or discomfort yet.

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Prioritize your oral health, and schedule regular teeth cleanings and checkups. At Toronto Smile Centre, we will make your visit comfortable with our welcoming atmosphere. Routine cleanings are important for preventing tooth decay, tooth loss, oral infections, gum disease, and other oral health issues. We provide preventative dental care services, including professional teeth cleaning, to help our patients.
Preventative Dental Care

What's Included in Professional Teeth Cleaning?

Your dental hygienist will carefully scrape to remove plaque and tartar buildup from your teeth. Plaque is a sticky, bacterial film in your mouth that hardens into tartar within about 48 hours. Our tools and experience help us to remove it carefully, without damaging teeth. Tartar is rough and dark coloured, and causes receding gums and periodontal disease. Your teeth will then be given a polishing, flossing, and any preventative treatments. You'll also have a full examination by your dentist.

  • If you haven't had a cleaning in a long time or have an extreme buildup, you may need further treatments like root planing.
  • Your examination will identify any decay, infection, gum and periodontal disease, and assess whether any restorative dentistry procedures are required. This includes an oral cancer screening.
  • Digital X-rays and other diagnostic tests may be conducted to confirm if you have any tooth decay, bone loss, or other concerns.
Prevent Gum Disease, Tooth Decay, and Other Oral Health Issues

You should have a professional dental cleaning twice a year. Some patients with certain health conditions or who are on certain medications, such as ones that cause dry mouth, may need more frequent cleanings. Regular teeth cleaning is an important part of ongoing dental hygiene, to clear plaque and tartar in difficult-to-reach areas, such as along the gum line.

Teeth cleaning is recommended, as tartar provides a home for bacteria and increases your likelihood of having tooth decay, gum disease, excessive wear of tooth enamel, and other oral health issues. It also ensures ongoing monitoring of your dental health, so if you do have any issues, they can be addressed right away, before they become more severe and you may need an emergency dental visit. Many patients find this is a good opportunity to discuss any cosmetic dentistry procedures they may be interested in, too.

After a deep cleaning and surface stain polishing, you'll have a whiter, brighter smile and better breath. Since poor oral health has links to certain conditions like heart disease, too, it's important to prioritize this preventative dental care.

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Prioritize Your Oral Health

Oral health is a window to your overall well-being. Regular teeth cleanings can help prevent cavities, gum disease, and other dental issues. But it's also essential to explore other treatments that can enhance your smile and boost your confidence. Considering aligning your teeth? Learn more about Invisalign in Toronto and how it can transform your smile without the noticeable metal brackets. Want to add a sparkle to your smile? Discover our Teeth Whitening in Toronto services and how they can remove stains and discolorations, giving you a brighter smile. Looking for comprehensive dental care? Our Dentist in Toronto is here to guide you through your oral health journey, from routine check-ups to specialized treatments.

Benefits of Professionally Cleaned Teeth

Regular checkups and professional cleanings are important for maintaining a healthy smile - and they are relatively quick and easy, too. A dental professional will remove tartar that you aren't able to do yourself, as well as polish away stains, for a brighter and healthier smile.

The biggest benefit of professional cleanings is that you can reduce your risks of cavities, gum disease, and other concerns. Any concerns, including oral cancer, are diagnosed early for faster treatment.

Since a cleaning helps you prevent certain dental issues, it is a cost-effective solution, saving you money on more complex and costly treatments later. Most insurance companies cover a higher percentage of the costs of a preventative treatment compared to restorative one.

The biggest benefit of professional cleanings is that you can reduce your risks of cavities, gum disease, and other concerns. Any concerns, including oral cancer, are diagnosed early for faster treatment.

Since a cleaning helps you prevent certain dental issues, it is a cost-effective solution, saving you money on more complex and costly treatments later. Most insurance companies cover a higher percentage of the costs of a preventative treatment compared to restorative one.

Many patients find their teeth are naturally whitened with regular teeth cleaning, since surface stains are polished away.

At Toronto Smile Centre, we welcome new patients, and are proud to offer a relaxed, comfortable, and friendly environment. We can coordinate your dental insurance to simplify the process for you, too. We're happy to do what we can to make your visit more positive!

How to Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Education on Daily Dental Care

Education is an important component of preventative care. Our friendly Toronto Smile Centre team will make sure to fully educate you on your individual dental health and how to care for your teeth, with personalized care instructions. We'll guide children and adults on:

  • Brushing and flossing properly to remove plaque without damaging gums. We'll make recommendations on any additional dental routine aids you may need, such as mouth wash.
  • Tailored dental care, based on medications you are on, medical conditions, and other factors.
  • How preventative treatments like fluoride can help, but why good oral hygiene is still important. We'll recommend any needed restorative treatments and let you know why.

We'll take time to address any concerns, and will always make any accommodations you may need.

When Urgent Dental Care Is Needed

Your dental hygienist or dentist will be sure to guide you on how to care for your mouth, with customized instructions, but there are some general best practices for oral hygiene.

Brushing and flossing daily with a soft toothbrush to remove plaque, staying hydrated with water, maintaining a healthy, well-balanced diet and overall health are some steps you can take to lower your risks of dental issues. Avoiding excessive alcohol, smoking and vaping also reduces your risks of oral health problems and oral cancer.

However, even with excellent oral hygiene and regular checkups to diagnose any arising issues, a patient may experience a dental concern in between visits. If this happens, don't wait for your next scheduled visit to our dental office, and don't delay treatment. It is more cost-effective and less painful to treat any issues as soon as possible, and better for your dental health.

Each day, when you brush your teeth, be sure to check for any changes in your mouth's condition. If you have toothache, tooth sensitivity, bad breath, and dark spots on tooth enamel, it may be a sign of decay and cavities. Red, swollen, and bleeding gums may be signs of periodontal disease or infections. However, any changes should be noted and discussed with your dentist.

Cysts, bleeding or open sores that do not heal, tingling sensations or numbness, white or red patches in your mouth, and any lumps in the mouth should be checked out immediately.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does professional teeth cleaning involve?

Professional teeth cleaning includes the removal of plaque and tartar buildup, polishing to remove surface stains, and may include preventative treatments like fissure sealants or fluoride treatment. It also involves a full dental examination, including oral cancer screening and possibly X-rays.

How often should I get my teeth professionally cleaned?

It's recommended to have professional dental cleaning twice a year, although some individuals may require more frequent cleanings depending on specific health conditions or medications.

What are the benefits of professional teeth cleaning?

Regular professional teeth cleaning can help prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health issues. It also assists in early diagnosis of dental concerns, potentially saving costs on more complex treatments later.

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Yes, apart from health benefits, professional teeth cleaning can result in a whiter, brighter smile by polishing away surface stains and improving breath.
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