Oakville Smiles Family Dentistry - Oakville

Teeth Cleanings in Oakville

Routine checkups and cleanings are essential for averting gum disease and tooth decay. Schedule your dental cleaning and checkup every 6 to 8 months as a proactive measure to prevent sudden dental discomfort and unexpected financial burdens.
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Take Care Of Your Teeth And Gums

Scheduling regular teeth cleaning and checkup appointments represents one of the most crucial steps you can take to safeguard your oral health, encompassing not only your teeth but also your gums and the entirety of your oral cavity—both inside and out. These cleanings effectively eliminate plaque, tartar, and the bacteria responsible for causing decay, gum disease, and persistent bad breath. Unlike routine brushing and flossing at home, a hygienist possesses the ability to access hard-to-reach areas.

A comprehensive cleaning and examination offer the hygienist and dentist an ideal opportunity to oversee your oral health, identifying issues that can be addressed or prevented entirely before they escalate into painful and costly problems. Additionally, regular teeth cleaning can naturally enhance the whiteness and brightness of your teeth, negating the necessity for bleaching treatments. These appointments serve the following purposes:

  1. Plaque Elimination: Plaque, a sticky substance housing enamel-eroding bacteria, is effectively removed.
  2. Tartar Removal: The removal of hardened plaque, which could otherwise lead to gum disease, is accomplished.
  3. Stain Removal: Stains from coffee, tea, or other sources are eradicated from your teeth.
  4. Disease and Infection Check: A thorough examination includes checking for receding gums, chipped or broken teeth, and other indicators of disease and infection.

What Happens During A Teeth Cleaning?

Gum Health

Incredibly vital, yet frequently underestimated, your gums serve as the foundation for your teeth and contribute to the aesthetics of your smile. During our examination, we will provide thorough attention to your tongue, gums, teeth, and all other oral regions, placing a particular emphasis on the gum line. Our objective is to ascertain the overall health of your entire mouth, free from any indications of inflammation or impending gum disease. Rest assured, we won’t be overly critical of your flossing habits.

Plaque & Tartar Removal

Plaque is a soft and adhesive film that accumulates on your teeth. Without consistent and meticulous brushing, flossing, and professional intervention, it can solidify into tartar deposits. Tartar typically takes on a darker hue and tends to form in challenging-to-clean areas, such as along the gumline. Fortunately, a hygienist possesses the necessary tools and expertise to delicately remove stubborn plaque and tartar from these inaccessible spots.

Dentist Exam

After your teeth are cleaned is the perfect time to have a dentist examine them. Your dentist will check out your chart and x-rays and zero in on those problem areas or troubling patterns. The dentist might recommend further treatment or give you tips and advice on how to slow or reverse tooth decay, inflammation or gum disease. We would be happy to answer any questions you have or to hear about any discomfort, sensitivity, or dental pain you’ve experienced.

Cost Of Teeth Cleaning In Oakville

Regular checkups and cleanings are an excellent method for preventing dental issues, and many insurance companies typically offer extensive coverage for them on a routine basis, often scheduled every six months. If you don’t have dental insurance, you can anticipate costs ranging from $120 to $300 or more, especially if it’s your initial visit or your first cleaning in a while.

When determining the actual cost of your treatment, we take into account several key factors:

  1. Your current oral health.
  2. The necessity for new X-rays.
  3. The duration required by the dental team to address your specific needs.
  4. The equipment and supplies essential to meet all your requirements.

These regular appointments hold great significance for us, as we consider them the most effective means of preventing more invasive treatments, avoiding significant dental discomfort, and ensuring your utmost happiness and well-being.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our general suggestion is to schedule appointments every six months for both teeth cleaning and checkups. Yet, there might be instances where the dentist advises more frequent visits based on particular requirements. Alternatively, appointments could be scheduled further in advance in cases where it’s imperative due to insurance or cost considerations.

Don’t delay! If you’re experiencing any oral pain or discomfort, reach out to us immediately. While cleanings offer a chance for preventive care, they aren’t the sole opportunity to discuss your concerns. Even if the issue appears minor, inform us promptly so we can address it while it remains manageable.

Absolutely. Checkups are for your whole mouth. Gums, tongue, bones and all. If you wear dentures we still want to see you to ensure your dentures are in good shape and fit correctly and to examine the rest of your mouth and oral health.

Typically, dental cleanings take around 30 minutes to an hour on average and are conducted while comfortably reclined in a dental chair.

Opt for fluoride-infused toothpaste designed to control tartar. While your toothbrush skills may be excellent, the sole effective method for eradicating plaque between your teeth and preventing tartar buildup in those challenging spots is dental floss. Make it a habit to rinse daily. Employ an antiseptic mouthwash regularly to combat the bacteria responsible for plaque formation.

With a regular dental cleaning, you can go ahead and eat after the cleaning, try to avoid food or drinks that are acidic or abrasive. However, if you received a fluoride treatment during your cleaning, you should wait at least 30 minutes before eating anything.

Continuing to brush and floss your teeth after they have been cleaned is the best way to maintain the work your dentist has done.

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