Dental Hygiene Services North York - Dental North York

If you’re flossing every day, and making sure you brush your teeth at least two times a day, you’re doing a great job of maintaining the health of your smile. But it’s still important to regularly visit Dr. Claire Benmergui so that we can help you maintain your overall oral health and work to prevent any potential problems.

 

Regular oral examinations and routine cleanings are just a few of the general care services offered at our family dentistry at North York. To help keep your teeth and gums healthy, we’re also happy to recommend and provide preventative hygiene services like fluoride treatments, sealants and dental probing aimed at remedying gum disease, tooth decay and breath control. 

 

What happens during a dental hygiene appointment?

 

Teeth cleaning at our North York practice is quick, thorough and stress-free. We’ll give you options of what you want to listen to or watch while we clean your teeth. Our dental hygienists will: 

 
  • Take x-rays of your teeth before and after: we have to see if you present any cavities or decay, and we need to know how far the extent of your dental calculus may be in your teeth. 
  • Scale: scaling removes plaque and tartar on and in-between your teeth to prevent decay from happening. This will also help our hygienists determine whether there might be cavities in between your teeth. 
  • Polish: our hygienists will use a high-powered electric brush to polish your teeth with toothpaste.
  • Floss: after all of that, our hygienists will still floss your teeth to further clean leftover plaque. 
  • Rinse: we require our patients to rinse off their mouth after in order to spit out any leftover plaque bacteria.
  • Fluoride treatment: this treatment is used as a protectant for your teeth to help fight against cavities for several months. 
  • Oral exam: once our hygienists are done with your cleaning, they’ll call one of our dentists to examine your mouth and x-rays for any potential dental problems. 
 

Depending on your required treatment, our hygienists will educate you on what you can do best at home to further maintain your healthy smile, or the next steps for your treatment. If our hygienist is seeing a teenager or a child, they may inform the parents that their kid may need sealants. 

 

 

What is a dental sealant? 

 

Sealants are thin, plastic coating painted on the chewing surfaces of your teeth; they’re usually premolars and molars. Dental sealants are often performed on children and teenagers in order to prevent tooth decay during their cavity-prone years. 

 

If you’re on Google, searching for a “dentist near me” for your dental cleaning, Contact us to set up your appointment and we’ll gladly clean your teeth! 


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