Otherwise known as dental cleaning, teeth cleaning is important to the ongoing maintenance of your oral health. Apart from a brighter smile, it aids in the early detection and prevention of dental problems that can be caught during regular dental check-ups with your dentist and dental hygienist. Our Toronto dental clinic offers walk-in appointments as well as flexible scheduling.
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An average appointment ranges from 30 minutes to 1 hour.
The average cost of a dental cleaning ranges from $100 to $200 which is commonly covered by dental insurance.
Teeth can be cleaned 1 – 3 times a year or as directed by a dentist or hygienist.
Remove stains that discolor your teeth and be left with a brighter and whiter smile.
Remove plaque which is the leading cause of tooth decay that eats away at tooth enamel and can lead to cavities.
Prevent Gum Disease
A strong link exists between cardiovascular disease and gum disease which also leads to early tooth loss.
Detect Problems Early
Cleaning is accompanied by a check-up, allowing your dentist to detect early signs of problems.
Freshen Your Breath
Combine teeth cleaning with regular brushing and flossing for optimal oral health and keep your mouth healthy and fresh.
Save Money Long Term
Protecting your teeth and maintaining overall oral health will prevent more extensive and costly dental treatments in the future.
What to expect
Teeth cleaning is performed by a dental hygienist and begins with a dental examination of your entire mouth. A dentist is called in to evaluate any observed issues and to perform a more detailed evaluation.
Remove Plaque and Tartar
The dental hygienist uses an ultrasonic scaler to remove plaque and tartar around your gums. This is normally the longest step.
Polishing and Flossing
Once clean of major plaque, a special toothpaste is used to scrub and polish your teeth to get them to their natural brightness. A quick round of flossing ensures all debris during the process is removed.
An optional fluoride treatment in the form of mouthwash or gel is administered. Fluoride is a natural found mineral that helps strengthen teeth and prevents cavities from forming.