Just as the longevity of a building requires a solid, firm foundation, so your long-term oral health depends on the basics: oral hygiene and cleaning.
When you visit us for oral hygiene appointments, dental hygienists will “scale” your teeth, removing tartar buildup. Then, they will polish the surface of your teeth to remove minor stains, and they might recommend a fluoride treatment.
We’ve all heard the saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that’s especially true when it comes to dentistry. Here are some of the things we do to invest in your lifelong oral health:
Allow us to keep tabs on what’s going on in your mouth - teeth, gums, bone structure, and surrounding tissues. Seeing you in the chair regularly is our best way to get to know you and zero in on any potential issues.
This helps prevent plaque and tartar build-up, which in turn prevents tooth decay and more serious problems like gum disease. Polishing after cleaning provides a smooth tooth surface that discourages deposits from sticking around. Also, the professional fluoride treatments you receive from your hygienist are an investment in the strength and longevity of your teeth.
Help us to help you - bad brushing and flossing habits can lead to many oral problems, and you might be surprised what we can teach you!
let us keep an eye on what’s going on below the gumline. With regular x-rays, we can spot issues early, which makes treatment easier and more effective.
Preventative dentistry isn’t just about keeping your smile looking its best! We are committed to making certain all the patients who come through our doors in West Toronto can feel confident their smile will last a lifetime.