Professional Dental Cleaning
Scaling and Debridement
A professional dental cleaning is the only way to remove both hard and soft plaque deposits from the teeth, above and below the gumline. It is essential to have these deposits thoroughly removed since they harbour bacteria. Studies have linked this bacteria not only to gingivitis and periodontal disease, but to several other health issues. These may include preterm labour, diabetes complications, dementia, respiratory infections and heart disease. Practicing proper dental care can protect more than just your oral health......it can improve your overall health!
At Fresh Smiles Dental Hygiene Clinic, our hygienists use modern techniques for the most effective treatment. These include a combination of hand and ultrasonic scalers. The amount of time needed for the dental cleaning varies depending on the needs of each individual and will be discussed at the assessment. There are products we can use to alleviate any sensitivity.
For optimal oral health, we can work together to make the best schedule for your professional cleanings. Each client has different needs and we will discuss the recommendations which work best for you.
Polishing and Stain Removal
Polishing is usually carried out after scaling to remove stains and make your teeth feel smooth and shiny. Polishing is done with a soft rubber cup that spins. Prophylaxis paste – a special toothpaste-like material is scooped up into the cup and spun around on the teeth.
Flouride and Desensitization
We provide fluoride to those clients who may benefit from this treatment including
Clients with dry mouth caused by certain diseases.
Clients who are taking certain medications such as allergy medications, antihistamines, anti-anxiety drugs, blood pressure medications, and those clients who have received head and neck radiation treatment. These conditions make an individual more prone to tooth decay because of the lack of saliva present in the mouth.
Clients who have a history of frequent cavities. If you have at least one cavity every year, you may benefit from additional fluoride.
Clients who have had crown and bridge work or for those who are having orthodontic (braces) treatment
Clients who have or have had a history of gum disease. This can expose more of your tooth and tooth roots to bacteria which can increase your chance of tooth decay.