Dental cleanings

At Seine River Dental Centre, dental cleaning appointments will be tailored to your needs. Some people require more dental hygiene treatments than others, and this may result in more frequent visits to help maintain a healthy mouth.

If you take good care of your teeth, you're likely to spend less time with the dentist and more time with our hygienist. Your dental hygiene appointment may also include the following preventive services:

  • Screening for oral cancer at each visit - we thoroughly examine your tongue, lips and gums for any abnormal spots
  • Comprehensive periodontal screening for gum disease. If present, an individualized plan will be discussed to help control and prevent the worsening of periodontitis
  • Scaling and/or polishing teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains - leaving your mouth fresh and clean
  • Applying fluoride to make your teeth more resistant to decay
  • Bonding sealants to help protect teeth from cavities by eliminating debris-collecting pits and grooves on tooth surfaces

Hygienists are also responsible for relaying educational information including:

  • Flossing and brushing instructions, to ensure the techniques you use at home are effective
  • Individualized recommendations for a personalized at-home care routine, above and beyond regular flossing and brushing, which may help reduce your risk for cavities or gum disease
  • Explanations of dental treatments
  • Discussion of treatment recommended by the dentist
  • Nutrition counselling
  • Provision of information regarding smoking cessation
Dental Cleanings

Regular professional dental cleaning is recommended.