Keep Your Smile Healthy and Bright with Routine Dental Cleaning

When you think about oral care, brushing and flossing your teeth is probably what comes to mind. However, optimal oral hygiene goes beyond at-home dental care. To keep your smile healthy and strong, you should infuse regular dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar in “tricky” spots in your mouth. So, if you are in Gloucester, Ontario, don’t put off that dental cleaning for another day. Instead, book an appointment with the team at Gloucester Family Dentistry for professional teeth cleaning.

What to expect during dental cleaning

Anxious about an upcoming dental cleaning? You don’t have to be. Dental cleaning, also called oral prophylaxis (or simply a prophy), is a quick and painless procedure that takes 30-60 minutes. A dental cleaning includes:

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  • Physical examination: We don’t go straight to teeth cleaning. We examine your mouth to identify cavities, gum disease, and other oral problems. We address these problems first before cleaning your teeth
  • Removal of plaque and tartar: Our dental hygienist will use a dental scaler to eliminate plaque and tartar below your gum line and between the teeth. This step can be time-consuming, but your dentist will spend less time scraping if you brush and floss your teeth daily
  • Polishing your teeth: We expertly floss and polish your teeth to remove surface stains for a stunning smile

Dr. Fuad Tanha may recommend dental sealants and fluoride treatment for patients at risk of cavities. Both treatments are safe and offer excellent protection that lasts for many years.

Benefits of professional teeth cleaning

Most people only visit a dentist when in pain or have an obvious dental problem. You don’t have to wait for dental issues to crop up to see a dentist. Preventative dental care is the surest way to prevent dental issues from affecting your smile at any point in life.

We recommend professional dental cleanings at least twice a year. However, patients at risk of gum disease and cavities may require more frequent appointments. The benefits of dental cleanings include:

  • Prevent gum disease
  • Prevent cavities and tooth decay
  • Help to fight bad breath
  • Keep your smile shining by removing surface stains

Has it been a while since your teeth were professionally cleaned in Gloucester or Ottawa, Canada?

Please call (613) 319-0845 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Fuad Tanha of Gloucester Family Dentistry for a professional cleaning.