Dental Cleanings

At Expressions Dental Care, our Richmond Hill hygienists believe that regular dental cleanings can keep dental diseases at bay, giving you a healthy, strong smile you can be proud of!

The Importance of dental cleanings

Regular dental cleanings (usually every 6 months) are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. Regular dental cleanings will ensure that your teeth are healthy and free of plaque. Dental cleanings maintain the overall health of your entire mouth, including the gums, inner cheeks and tongue, making it an absolutely essential dental treatment.

What should I do between appointments?

In between those cleanings, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy using at-home preventive care. 

Components of a Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings are usually performed by a registered dental hygienist at Expressions Dental Care in Richmond Hill.

Your dental cleaning appointment will include the following:

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Removal of Calculus (Tartar)

Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the surface of the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth's structure. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments. We remove the calculus (tartar) from your teeth, maintaining the healthy integrity of your smile.

Removal of Plaque

Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food particles, and saliva. The bacteria produces toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal (gum) disease. We remove this plaque to maintain the health of your teeth and prevent any progression of disease and decay

Teeth Polishing

Teeth polishing involves removing surface stains and plaque that is not otherwise removed during manual tooth brushing and scaling.

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