Checkups & Cleanings2019-05-22T20:07:01+00:00

Checkups & Cleanings

Regular checkups and cleanings prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Planning your cleaning and checkup every 6 to 8 months is the easiest and best way to prevent painful surprise dental problems and unexpected expenses. Our dental hygienists listen to you and work with you to give you the best possible care, keep your mouth healthy and benefit your overall health and quality of living.

Mild irritation and problems like tooth sensitivity, and swollen, bleeding gums are actually early indicators of more serious dental problems and gum disease. If you’re on the fence about booking a checkup and have any concerns, mild or otherwise, about your dental health, we strongly recommend booking your next appointment today.

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Preventative & Routine Care

Checkup’s and routine cleanings aren’t just about keeping your smiling bright and white. Planning out preventative and routine care plays a significant role in your health and prevents tooth decay and other dental complications. Early detection is crucial and can mean less extensive and expensive treatment. Compliment your at-home care with chairside guidance.

Your cleaning and checkup will include:

  • Before your check-up, we will review your chart and history to quickly find any problem areas or identify troubling patterns.
  • We will ask you about your own experiences with your oral health and overall health. There are many medical conditions and medications outside of the mouth which can affect your oral health.
  • Your head and neck will be gently examined for abnormalities.
  • We will take a close look at your tongue, gums, teeth and all other areas of your mouth with a special focus on the gumline.
  • We may take prescribed x-rays if previous x-rays are outdated or there are signs of problems we can’t see on the surface.
  • We will give your teeth a deep clean by scaling stuck-on plaque and tartar where it has hardened, beneath the gumline and in other hard to reach places.
  • After hard and soft deposits have been cleaned away, we will polish your teeth to remove stains and to bring out the best of your smile.
  • We will update you on your personal oral care and answer any questions you have about your oral health and what you can do to stay happy and healthy.

Questions & Answers

How often should I have my teeth cleaned?2019-03-19T21:03:19+00:00

We recommend booking a cleaning and dental exam every 6 to 8 months.

What else can I do to help prevent cavities and gum disease?2019-03-19T21:03:51+00:00

You often hear about the importance of brushing and flossing. That’s because regularly brushing and flossing your teeth is incredibly effective at preventing cavities and gum disease. We recommend twice a day, but the important thing is to find a routine and the brush, toothpaste and floss that work for you!

What happens during a checkup and cleaning?2019-03-19T21:04:15+00:00

During your checkup and cleaning, we will brush up on your history, ask you if you’ve had any recent issues or problems, thoroughly exam your teeth, gums and general oral health. We may investigate problem areas by prescribing x-rays or recommending additional procedures. We will also clean stubborn plaque from your teeth and gum line and polish your pearly whites to bring out the best of your smile.

My tooth hurts but it’s not time for my next checkup yet. What should I do?2019-03-19T21:04:38+00:00

Don’t Wait! If you have any pain or discomfort in your mouth, call us and book a consultation today. Catch the issue right away before it grows into a major problem.

How long does a checkup and cleaning take?2019-03-19T21:05:17+00:00

Appointment times vary from person to person but it usually takes about an hour for a cleaning & checkup appointment.

I have dentures. Do I still need a regular checkup?2019-03-19T21:05:41+00:00

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.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

Mitch G.

“I am very particular with my dental hygiene and hold very high standards to those professionals who I entrust with my teeth upkeep, and I can confidently say that Sky Dental has meet my expectations.”

Merrit A.

“Sky Dental is a great place to go to for your dental needs. The staff are friendly they make you feel comfortable. I like the use of technology very efficient.”

Sabrina T.

“Staff is so welcoming, friendly, knowledgeable. Made me feel at ease and they really wanted to help take care of my pain.”

Sky Dental
235 Syndicate Ave S
Thunder Bay, ON, P7E 1E1


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Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 2pm
Weekend: Closed

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