Dental Cleaning In Calgary


Dental Cleaning

One of the best parts of going to the dentist is coming away from your visit with teeth that feel slick and clean. Although you can do your best to maintain it, it’s hard to match that fresh-from-the-dentist sensation.

Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by Registered Dental Hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

  • Physical Exam: Before the actual cleaning, your mouth will be examined for signs of gingivitis or other potential problems.
  • Removal of calculus (tartar): Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Removal of plaque: Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
  • Teeth polishing: Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during tooth brushing and scaling.
  • Gritty Toothpaste Cleaning: Once free from tartar, your teeth will be cleaned with an electric toothbrush. You may be given a choice of flavours for what appears to be regular toothpaste, but which has a grittier texture to help scrub your teeth clean.
  • Flossing: Many of us floss irregularly or not at all, but even if you floss regularly, your dental hygienist is an expert at getting in deep into any spots that you might miss.
  • Rinsing: Once done, you will rinse to remove any lingering debris. The rinse may contain liquid fluoride.
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    Dental Checkup & Cleaning

    Professional dental cleaning is about more than just brightening your smile, however, as it contributes to your overall health. Many serious conditions and illnesses have been linked to poor oral hygiene, such as cardiovascular disease, bone loss, strokes, and cancer. Some benefits of dental cleaning include:

    Brighter Smile
    Your teeth will be brighter and whiter once the dental hygienist has worked to remove the stains that dull and discolour your teeth. (See here how to keep your teeth from staining)

    Prevents Gum Disease
    A professional dental cleaning can prevent gum disease.

    Prevents Tooth Loss
    Gum disease can lead to tooth loss. Since regular dental cleanings can prevent gum disease, you are also preventing premature tooth loss.

    Fresher Breath
    Proper oral hygiene is the best way to prevent persistent bad breath. Brushing and flossing at home are great, but a professional cleaning takes you one step further and helps keep your breath fresh.

    Cancer Detection
    Many oral cancers are curable if detected early during routine cleaning.

    Better Heart Health
    Gum disease has been linked to cardiovascular disease. Regular cleanings help prevent gum disease, thus reducing the likelihood of heart attacks and strokes.

    Detection of Other Issues
    With regular professional cleanings, it is easy to detect small problems before they become larger ones, such as broken fillings.

    Saves You Money
    Because routine cleanings help your dental care team spot issues early on, it can save you from more expensive treatments later.

    With regular dental cleanings, your dentist and dental hygienist can closely monitor your oral health by comparing your current condition to that of your previous visits. If they see issues developing, they can take action to correct the situation.

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