Check-Up & Cleaning

Dental Check-Up & Cleanings

dental check-up and cleaning

Routine dental check-up and cleaning appointments are essential to the health of your mouth, and body.

Patients may do an excellent job in caring for their teeth at home – but an exam and cleaning every 6 or so months from a professional is vital. A check-up will help to ensure that patients are on the right track and aren't experiencing any oral health issues, and a professional cleaning will effectively remove stubborn plaque and tartar deposits from the teeth and below the gum line (something that can't be done with a toothbrush and floss alone).

What to Expect: A Typical Visit

During the exam/check-up portion of your appointment, the hygienist and dentist will briefly go over your medical history with you and will update you on your oral health status. Sometimes, x-rays will need to be taken to ensure there aren't any problems occurring where they can't be typically seen. Your dentist or hygienist will also provide you with helpful feedback on how you can improve your at-home oral hygiene routine.

During a routine cleaning, the dental hygienist will use special tools to scale the teeth clean of any plaque and/or tartar buildup. After this, the teeth are polished so that the surfaces are left smooth and difficult for bacteria to stick to.

Are you due for a routine dental visit? Book an appointment at our Guelph dental clinic today!

Have a Dental Emergency?

Please call our office during regular hours on 519-824-8000, our staff will be happy to guide you through what to do in case of a dental emergency.