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Teeth Cleaning and Dental Checkups

It is a good idea to have a regular dental checkup appointment every 6 months, and teeth cleaning appointment every 3-4 months to maintain the health and hygiene of your mouth. During your regular checkup appointment, you will undergo an oral examination and thorough teeth cleaning.

Having regular dental checkups is an important part of a healthy oral care regimen that benefits you by:

  • Helping to prevent gingivitis
  • Saving money on dealing with more severe dental issues in the future
  • Decreasing the risk of diabetes, stroke, and heart disease
  • Promoting fetal health during pregnancy
  • Preventing future dental issues such as tooth loss
  • Preventing chronic halitosis

What to Expect

Here’s a quick look at what you can expect at your regular dental hygiene appointment at Tsawwassen Family Dental. 

Oral Examination

First, your dentist will examine your teeth, tongue, gums, and mouth area to determine whether you have any cavities or other issues that will need to be addressed in a future appointment. Your dentist may want to take X-rays to detect any abnormalities with the teeth and bone. Your dentist will go over anything they find that they are concerned about and discuss your options for dealing with the issue.

Teeth Cleaning

Next, is the teeth cleaning process. This is usually done by a dental hygienist. Your hygienist will use specialized tools to remove plaque and tartar from each tooth. After this, your teeth will be polished using a gritty paste that works to remove stains from the surface of your teeth. Next, your teeth will be flossed to remove any debris from between your teeth.

Oral Care Plan

After your teeth cleaning, the hygienist will go over a custom at-home oral care plan with you as well as proper brushing technique and answer any questions you may have.

Book a Teeth Cleaning & Dental Checkup

Are you due for a dental checkup and teeth cleaning? Our dentists and hygienists are experienced professionals who always put patients first. Get in touch today to book your appointment or ask any questions that you may have.