Teeth Cleaning

Clean teeth are healthier teeth

A Healthy-Looking Smile

Sparkling clean with fewer stains: your teeth after a cleaning

Fresher Breath

Speak, hug and smile with confidence

Cavity Prevention

Prevention is less costly than the cure

Dental cleanings are important to maintain the health of your teeth and gums.

Plaque is a sticky, soft film that contains harmful bacteria. It can cause tooth decay.

Tartar is the result of build-up of plaque and can result in gum disease such as gingivitis.

During your teeth cleaning plaque and tartar are removed, eliminating a source of infection from your teeth and gums.

Appointments can range from a single visit lasting 30-60 minutes up to several appointments, depending on the condition of your gums and the amount of build-up since your last cleaning.

Signs You Need a Teeth Cleaning

  • Bad breath (or halitosis)
  • Sore, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Unpleasant taste persists in your mouth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Your pearly whites… just aren’t pearly

What’s involved in Teeth Cleaning?

Dental cleaning by our hygienists can range from a single appointment lasting 30-60 minutes up to several appointments. This depends on the amount of plaque and tartar you have built up since your lats cleaning. The procedure includes:

  • Gum and tissue inspection
  • Plaque and tartar removal
  • Tooth polishing
  • Fluoride application

If you have considerable build up or inflammation, we can provide deep cleaning with freezing to enhance your comfort and facilitate a thorough cleaning.

What to Expect During Teeth Cleaning?

During your visit, our Red Deer hygienist will take some essential steps to thoroughly clean your teeth. This what you can expect:

  • A Physical Exam

    They conduct a physical examination of your entire mouth. With a small mirror, your teeth and gum are inspected for any signs of gingivitis or other possible concerns. If no problem is detected, the cleaning can proceed.

  • Plaque and Tartar Removal

    Using the small mirror, they use a scaler to remove plaque and tartar in and around your gumline and teeth. The more tartar found in your mouth, the longer the process.

  • Polishing

    When the tartar is completely removed, they brush your teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush.

  • Flossing

    Flossing regularly at home is good, but a professional flossing session is something else altogether. A dental hygienist has the skill to floss all corners of your teeth. If there is leftover plaque or toothpaste from the earlier cleaning process, a professional floss removes them effectively.

  • Fluoride Treatment

    A fluoride treatment is often recommended to strengthen your teeth and prevent cavities.

  • Specific Suggestions for You

    Our hygienist will advise you on how to be more effective in brushing and flossing your teeth, particularly in parts of the mouth that are problem areas for you.

How Do I Care for my Teeth after Cleaning?

Remember, a professional teeth cleaning session can only do so much; you need to follow up with regular care. Here are some ways to properly take care of your teeth and gums:

  • Brush your teeth regularly

    Start by brushing your teeth twice daily for at least two minutes at a time. Hold your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and create gentle circles. Soft-bristled toothbrushes and fluoride toothpastes are the best options, unless it is for a child younger than three years old.

  • Floss once a day

    Flossing helps to remove particles and plaque from places in between your teeth.

  • Visit our dentist and hygienist regularly

    Teeth cleanings can have a long-lasting positive effect on your oral health. For most of our patients we recommended it be done twice a year. The key is to keep returning for regular teeth cleanings to prevent further build-up of tartar and plaque.

  • Invest in protective treatments

    Protective treatments such as dental sealants help to prevent tooth decay.

  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet

    Try to eat a diet that’s low in sugars and carbohydrates. Eat snack foods such as nuts and vegetables.

  • Avoid smoking and heavy alcohol consumption

    Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption can have negative effects on teeth and oral structures. They can cause health issues such as cancer, heart disease, and gum disease.

Sparkling Fresh Teeth Will Help Put a Smile on Your Face

Our hygienists will help you to cleaner teeth in a relaxing, supportive environment.

Not a floss boss? No shame here.

Location

4747 67 St
Red Deer, AB
T4N 6H3

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Hours

SundayClosed
Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Thursday9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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