Dental Hygiene Services

Are you looking for a new dentist close to home?If you’re a resident of Burlington Ontario and are looking for professional dental cleanings, Dentistry on Brant is here to help you.

When should dental cleanings be done?

Dental cleanings should be done every six to nine months or for periodontal patients every three months. A professional cleaning by a Registered Dental Hygienist includes:

Extraoral Clinical Assessment: an overall evaluation of the head, neck, face, skin and lymph nodes.

Intraoral Clinical Assessment: an overall evaluation of the oral cavity and associated structures such as the palate, tongue, floor of the mouth, gums and surrounding soft tissues.

Examination of the teeth: a thorough examination of all surfaces of the teeth to check for decay that may be starting or recurrent decay around existing fillings or dental work.

We use digital xrays to see between the teeth and around existing dental work and also to assess bone levels.

Removal of plaque and calculus: plaque is a white gel like substance which is a colony of bacteria that has adhered to the tooth surface.

Calculus is plaque that has been left on the tooth and calcified above and below the tooth surface.

Calculus can only be removed with special dental instruments and can cause serious gum and bone problems if left untreated.

A prophylaxis polish is done after all calculus and plaque is removed to remove any stains on the teeth to make them whiter and shinier.

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