Take Care Of Your Teeth And Gums
Undergoing regular teeth cleaning and checkups stands as one of the most vital actions you can take to safeguard your oral health, encompassing not only your teeth but also your gums and the entirety of your mouth—both internally and externally. This thorough cleaning process eliminates plaque, tartar, and the bacteria responsible for decay, gum disease, and persistent bad breath. Unlike routine brushing and flossing at home, a hygienist can access hard-to-reach areas. This comprehensive cleaning and examination provide the hygienist and dentist with an ideal opportunity to monitor your oral health, identifying and addressing issues before they escalate into painful and costly problems.
Furthermore, regular teeth cleaning can naturally enhance the whiteness and brightness of your teeth, negating the need for bleaching treatments. It achieves this by:
- Eliminating plaque, a sticky substance housing enamel-damaging bacteria.
- Removing tartar buildup, which is hardened plaque that could lead to gum disease.
- Eliminating stains from coffee, tea, or other substances on your teeth.
- Checking for indicators such as receding gums, chipped or fractured teeth, and other signs of potential diseases and conditions.
What Happens During A Teeth Cleaning?
Undoubtedly crucial, yet often underestimated. Your gums provide essential support to your teeth and frame your smile. During our examination, we’ll meticulously assess your tongue, gums, teeth, and all other areas of your mouth, paying special attention to the gum line. Our goal is to ensure that your entire mouth is in optimal health, free from any signs of inflammation or impending gum disease. Rest assured, we won’t be too tough on you regarding your flossing habits.
Plaque & Tartar Removal
Plaque, a soft and sticky film that accumulates on your teeth, is the initial culprit. Without regular and thorough brushing, flossing, and professional intervention, it can solidify into tenacious tartar deposits. Tartar, typically darker in color, tends to lurk in hard-to-reach places like the gumline. Fortunately, our skilled hygienists possess the tools and expertise to delicately remove adhered plaque and tartar from these challenging spots. Once we’ve cleared away these obstacles, we can finally polish your teeth, eliminating stains and leaving them brilliantly gleaming.
Following the thorough cleaning, it’s the ideal moment for a dentist to inspect your teeth. Your dentist will review your chart and X-rays, focusing on any problematic areas or recurring patterns. Depending on their findings, the dentist may recommend additional treatments or provide guidance on how to mitigate or reverse tooth decay, inflammation, or gum disease. We’re here to address any questions you may have and to listen to any discomfort, sensitivity, or dental pain you’ve encountered.
Cost Of Teeth Cleaning In Thunder Bay
Routine checkups and cleanings are such a great way to prevent and avoid dental problems that most insurance companies will nearly completely cover them on a routine basis. Usually every 6 months. If you are without dental insurance, you can expect to pay anywhere from $120 to $300 and up, especially if it’s your first visit or first cleaning in a long time.
When we determine the actual cost of your treatment we refer to a few important factors:
- Your current oral health.
- Whether or not any new x-rays are required.
- The amount of time required by the dental team to meet your specific needs.
- The equipment and supplies that will be needed to serve all your needs.
These routine appointments are very important to us, as we see them as the most effective way to prevent more invasive treatments, prevent serious dental pain and keep you as happy and healthy as possible.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.