Dental Cleaning & Preventative Dental Care In Calgary


Cleanings & Prevention

A preventive program is a cooperative effort by the patient, dentist, and dental staff to preserve the natural dentition and supporting structures by preventing the onset, progress, and recurrence of dental diseases and conditions.

Preventing dental disease starts at home with good oral hygiene and a balanced diet. It is continued in the dental office by the efforts of your dentist and dental hygienist to promote, restore, and maintain your oral health.

Prevention also includes regular dental exams, cleanings, and x-rays. Fluoride is also great preventive treatments that help protect the teeth.

Prevention helps avoid serious and costly dental problems and is the key to having a healthy, confident, beautiful smile.


How often should I get a dental cleaning?

The standard recommendation is to get a dental cleaning twice a year, once every six months. If you have a particular oral health concern like gum disease, your dentist may recommend that you get a teeth cleaning more often.

What is the dental cleaning process?

The dental cleaning process starts with a hygienist using a tool called a scaler and a small mirror to remove any plaque or tartar that has built up on your teeth, particularly around your gum line. Then, the hygienist will brush and polish your teeth. To complete the cleaning, the hygienist will floss your teeth.

When is a deep cleaning necessary?

Also called scaling and root planing, a deep cleaning is necessary when you have deep pockets between your teeth and gum tissue. These deep pockets are a sign of gum disease and are a space for bacteria to form and live. During a deep cleaning, tartar and plaque are removed from around and below the gum line and the surfaces of your tooth roots are cleaned.

How long does a dental exam take?

A routine visit, which includes receiving a dental exam and getting a dental cleaning, generally takes around an hour. It may take longer if there are certain concerns you have and need to discuss with the dentist.

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