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Cleaning and Scaling

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Cleaning and Scaling

Plaque and tartar are bound to accumulate on teeth, making professional cleaning services important. Booking an appointment for such procedures is still essential even if you brush thoroughly and practice other oral hygiene measures. Our team will remove all the plaque to prevent the manifestation of cavities that could arise from the bacteria in the film. We know that regular cleaning cannot remove some of the build-ups. We also understand the threat that the situation poses to your dental health. 

We have special tools for the cleaning process and try to make our patients as comfortable as possible. Your teeth will be examined to take appropriate measures to keep them from manifesting and causing more problems. The checkup also is for signs of gum disease, receding gums, and cavities, among others. 

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Dental Cleaning

A dental cleaning, also known as prophylaxis or dental prophylaxis, is a routine dental procedure performed by a dental hygienist or dentist. It involves the removal of plaque, tartar (calculus), and stains from the teeth. The process typically includes the following steps:

What Are Dental Cleaning Steps?

  1. Examination: The dental professional will examine your teeth and gums, looking for any signs of dental problems or issues that need to be addressed.

  2. Plaque and Tartar Removal: Using specialized instruments, the dental professional will carefully remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Plaque is a sticky film composed of bacteria and food debris that accumulates on the teeth and gums. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Tartar is hardened plaque that cannot be removed by regular brushing and flossing.

  3. Cleaning and Polishing: After plaque and tartar removal, the dental professional will use a gritty toothpaste-like substance and a rotating brush or rubber cup to clean and polish your teeth. This helps to remove surface stains and makes your teeth look and feel smoother.

  4. Flossing and Rinsing: The dental professional will floss between your teeth to remove any remaining debris or plaque. You will then rinse your mouth to remove any residue.

  5. Fluoride Treatment (optional): In some cases, a fluoride treatment may be applied to help strengthen your teeth and protect them against cavities.

Dental Scaling

Dental scaling, also known as deep cleaning or root planing, is a more extensive procedure than a regular dental cleaning. It is typically performed when there is a buildup of plaque and tartar below the gum line, causing gum disease or periodontal disease. Scaling involves the removal of plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the tooth surfaces and below the gum line. The procedure may require local anesthesia to ensure comfort.

During dental scaling, the dental professional uses specialized instruments to access and remove the deposits from the tooth roots and beneath the gums. The process aims to smooth the tooth roots, preventing further plaque and tartar buildup and allowing the gums to reattach to the teeth.

Dental cleaning and scaling are essential for maintaining good oral health and preventing dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. It is recommended to have a dental cleaning every six months or as advised by your dentist. However, the frequency may vary depending on your oral health condition and your dentist’s

Cleaning and Scaling Procedures

During cleaning, our hygienists pay attention to the hidden areas, such as between teeth and around the gums. We are meticulous with the process and cover all the hard-to-reach surfaces that you never clean efficiently. 

Our cleaning services are also suitable for children, meaning you get the best care for your entire family in one place. Our hygienists are reliable, friendly, and gentle – all essential factors that promote good oral habits in children. We value your family’s oral healthcare needs and do everything in our capacity to ensure you get appropriate education about proper maintenance.

Cleaning and Scaling are non-sergical

Cleaning and scaling are non-surgical processes that you should undergo every six months. You can also contact us if you notice signs of build-up even before the six months elapse. Watch out for signs that indicate it is time for professional dental cleaning, such as increased sensitivity or pain on the gums. Our highly skilled team will keep minimal problems from becoming extensive and give you the best smile.

Woodbridge Family Dental Clinic at Heart Of City of Vaughan


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Mon-Fri: 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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