Dental Cleaning: Promoting Good
Oral Hygiene for Adults, Teens & Kids
Are you looking to schedule a dental cleaning in the Ottawa area? Getting a regular, dentist level cleaning can help prevent common oral issues like cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease. There is no at home remedy that can remove plaque and tartar build-up – which is one of the leading causes of tooth decay.
We work with our patients to maintain tooth and gum health through oral hygiene and dental cleanings. Your smile will remain healthy when you take care of it by keeping a regular oral hygiene routine. By scheduling a teeth cleaning (at least) once every 6 months, you can keep your smile looking and feeling great!
What Happens During the
Dental Cleaning Process?
During your cleaning & oral exam, our dental team will:
Clean your teeth by removing any plaque or tartar (also
called dental calculus), which can lead to tooth decay
and periodontal disease.
A thorough and expert flossing during which a dentist can get deep in between your teeth and locate any potential trouble spots.
Examine your smile for signs of any potentially damaging dental conditions or diseases.
Apply fluoride treatment and polish your teeth to protect them from cavities for months to come.
Dental X-rays are typically done once a year, so this might be part of your regularly scheduled dental cleaning.
Schedule Your Teeth Cleanings with Skyline Dental Associates
Did you know that you oral health can actually affect your overall physical health and wellness? At Skyline Dental, your well-being and oral health are our main priorities.
Maintain a health oral hygiene routine and avoid dental complications by scheduling regular cleanings with our team of expert dentists and dental hygienists. Contact us to learn more about our services and to book a free consultation!
Frequently Asked Questions
Dental cleaning, also known as prophylaxis, is a professional procedure that removes plaque, tartar, and stains from your teeth. It helps prevent gum disease, cavities, and maintains oral health.
It’s generally recommended to have a dental cleaning every six months. However, your dentist may suggest a different frequency based on your individual oral health needs.
Once the marking is completed, the actual contouring process will be done with a sanding disc or a fine diamond bur to reshape your teeth to the desired finish. Your teeth will be smoothed, polished, and will be looking better than ever in no time!
Dental cleanings are typically not painful. You might feel some mild discomfort or sensitivity during the cleaning, especially if you have sensitive teeth, but it’s usually well-tolerated.
Yes, dental cleaning can help remove surface stains caused by coffee, tea, tobacco, and certain foods. For deeper stains, your dentist might recommend additional treatments like teeth whitening.
Regular dental cleanings play a crucial role in preventing gum disease. Plaque buildup can lead to gum inflammation, which, if left untreated, can progress to gum disease. Cleanings remove plaque and tartar, reducing this risk.
Brush and floss your teeth before the appointment. Be ready to provide information about your medical history and any medications you’re taking. This helps the dental team provide personalized care.
Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth and gums. If not removed through regular brushing and flossing, it hardens into tartar (calculus). Tartar can only be removed by a dental professional.
Absolutely. Dental cleanings are important for children as well. Regular cleanings establish good oral hygiene habits, prevent cavities, and monitor the development of their teeth and gums.
After a cleaning, your teeth might be slightly sensitive or feel smoother than usual. These effects are temporary and should subside within a day or two.
To maintain oral hygiene between cleanings, brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, eat a balanced diet, limit sugary snacks, and consider using an antimicrobial mouthwash as recommended by your dentist.