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Gentle teeth cleanings by experienced & friendly dental hygienists

-Dr. Jennifer Silver

calgary teeth cleaning

Many people see their mouth as a separate component from the body’s overall health, but the truth is that it’s all connected. Dental health issues can indicate or even cause illness in other parts of your body – including diabetes and heart disease. Our Calgary Team of Dentists are dedicated to providing the best dental care for our patients.

Teeth cleaning is a necessary part of oral hygiene and involves the removal of plaque from teeth to prevent cavities, gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Regular dental cleanings are essential to keeping your mouth, and the rest of your body, healthy.

What Happens During A Dental Cleaning?

Teeth cleaning is a simple and painless process. Knowing what to expect prior to your appointment will take away any apprehension and allow you to enjoy the process and the results.

Step 1: Physical Exam

Most teeth cleanings are performed by our highly qualified, registered dental hygienists. Prior to any cleaning, they will conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your entire mouth.

Step 2: Scaling

With the use of a scaling tool, the dental hygienist will remove any plaque and tartar from around your gum line, as well as in between your teeth. Scaling is a more extensive procedure than a standard dental cleaning because this it involves cleaning the areas below the gum line.

However, this is an important part of professional teeth cleaning because it prevents the development or progression of gum disease.

Step 3: Polish

Once your teeth are plaque-free, the dental hygienist will use a high-powered electric brush to removes any residual tartar.

Step 4: Fluoride Treatment

The last step in the teeth cleaning process is a fluoride treatment where foamy gel is put into a pan and onto your teeth to sit for a one minute. This foamy gel acts as a protectant for your teeth to help fight cavities.

Macleod Trail Dental offers teeth cleaning and other dental hygiene services . Make an appointment with our dental hygienists today!

Benefits of Regular Dental Cleanings

Regular professional teeth cleanings will remove plaque, tartar buildup and staining from your teeth and improve your dental health.

Other significant benefits of dental cleanings include:

  • Gum disease prevention
  • Minimizes risk of a heart attack or stroke
  • Minimizes risk of other illnesses including diabetes, dementia and oral cancer.
  • Early detection of dental problems saves you money in the long run.
  • Fresh breath
  • Brighter smile
  • Tooth loss prevention

How Long Does a Deep Teeth Cleaning Take?

For our dental hygienists to perform a comprehensive dental cleaning, it takes approximately 30-60 minutes.

This depends on several factors including:

  • X-rays that need to be taken.
  • Amount of plaque build up on your teeth.
  • Whether or not the dentist will need to perform an exam.
  • Period since your last dental cleaning.

At Macleod Trail Dental, we are invested in our patients dental health and provide a wide range of professional services to help keep your mouth, teeth and gums as healthy as possible.

To find out more about our teeth cleaning procedures, give us a call at 403-253-1248 or book an appointment with one of our qualified, registered dental hygienists.