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Dental Exams, Cleaning and Check-Up

The health of your teeth and mouth is very important to the well-being of your entire body, and while routine brushing and flossing at home is necessary to keep your smile looking its best, visiting your dentist for a comprehensive exam and cleaning is essential. The Canadian Dental Association recommends that you visit your dentist every six months to ensure your teeth stay healthy and your smile stays beautiful.

By routinely seeing your dentist for exams, cleanings and check up, you can:

Prevent tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath
Save money by avoiding costly and extensive dental procedures
Keep your teeth white by reducing staining from food and drinks
Shorten the time spent in your dentist’s office
Have a smile that will last a lifetime


Professional Dental Cleaning

Our dental hygienist in Richmond Hill office will begin your cleaning by exploring the surface of your teeth to determine if you have any cavities and to examine the quality of existing fillings. The dental hygienist will then perform a periodontal exam to make sure your gums adhere tightly to your teeth, and no periodontal disease or bone loss may be occurring. Next, your hygienist will carefully clean your teeth (scaling) with a variety of tools to remove any hard mineral buildup (tartar) from your teeth. Then your hygienist will floss your teeth, use a polishing compound and apply fluoride. Cleanings usually aren’t painful, but if you have any anxiety about your dental exam, be sure to let your hygienist know. If your dentist or hygienist finds tooth decay, infection, bleeding or gum disease, they will talk to you about changing your brushing or flossing habits and using special tooth paste or mouth wash. In severe cases, they may recommend antibiotics or other dental treatments. If your teeth and gums appear to be healthy, your dentist will probably recommend that you continue your brushing and flossing routine as usual.