Professional Teeth Cleaning in Toronto
We offer Teeth Cleaning or Dental Hygiene services performed by our professional & gentle hygienists. Keep your oral health in check and prevent or minimize future dental issues by cleaning your teeth on a regular basis.
Why Is Teeth Cleaning Essential?
Regular teeth cleaning is extremely important for all patients – more so if you know that you are suffering from a specific dental problem, or you have a family history of conditions like tooth decay, gum disease, and more.
Professional cleanings, in fact, can help to spot any early signs of gum and teeth problems, as well as contribute to maintaining optimal oral health and hygiene.
Even if you have never suffered from teeth problems before, and if you are generally looking after your teeth well at home, you still shouldn’t skip your regular cleanings.
This is because only a thorough cleaning visit performed by a professional dental hygienist can effectively remove stubborn – and harmful – substances like tartar, which are impossible to get rid of during standard brushing and flossing at home.
Remember that maintaining good oral health is paramount to being overall fit and healthy. This is because the roots of your teeth are near your sinus and brain cavities, which in turn means that any gum-related conditions, such as inflammations and infections, can seriously impact your overall health.
Types of Teeth Cleaning
At Dentistry on King, we offer three main types of teeth cleanings – discover them below.
This service is performed on healthy patients who just need routine maintenance in order to ensure oral health. It is a one-hour-long standard teeth cleaning session, suitable for patients with no gum disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis. It is recommended to book a routine cleaning every 4-6 months.
Scaling & Root Planing
Also known as a deep cleaning, is performed on patients who present with gum disease. Those who suffer from gingivitis or periodontitis are advised to schedule more frequent cleanings. We recommend booking yours once every 3-4 months.
A gross debridement is most often performed on patients who have not visited the dentist in more than 1-2 years or have a significant buildup of plaque, tartar and calculus. During a gross debridement, a special electric tool is required to loosen and remove tartar from the teeth. Once this is complete, a regular prophylaxis cleaning will be performed. In some cases, gross debridement cleanings may require local anesthetics and multiple dental appointments to complete.
Cost of Teeth Cleaning in Toronto
At Dentistry on King, we are committed to providing patients of our Downtown Toronto practice with excellent-quality teeth cleaning services at the rates suggested by the Ontario Dental Association.
Our routine cleanings can range from $175 to $250 per appointment depending on how many units of cleaning and x-rays are required. Our deep cleanings for patients who require a more rigorous cleaning including those with gum disease start from $250.
If you are new patient and would like to learn more about becoming a patient of Dentistry on King, feel free to check out our comprehensive new patient guide.
What Happens During a Regular Teeth Cleaning Visit?
If you have never visited a dental hygienist before, or if you are new to Dentistry on King and would like to know how your trusted hygienist will perform your regular teeth cleaning visit, then read on!
First, your hygienist will run an initial examination of your gums and teeth. During this part, they will also look for any potential signs of issues such as gum diseases, cavities, and inflammation. Sometimes, it is necessary to take X-rays in order to identify and locate cavities – rest assured that these are painless, but please do let us know if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you suffer from a medical condition, as in those cases we will avoid taking X-rays.
Once your hygienist has completed this assessment, they will proceed with cleaning your teeth. This involves removing plaque and tartar by using special tools, as well as polishing your teeth to remove any surface stains. Finally, your hygienist will floss your teeth and ask you to rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
We understand that younger or new patients might feel a bit apprehensive about teeth cleaning. While, for some patients, teeth cleaning can feel a bit uncomfortable, in the vast majority of cases it is painless. Remember, also, that any slight discomfort that you may experience during your teeth cleaning is outweighed by the importance of enjoying healthier, stronger, and more beautiful teeth and gums.
Cancelled your Teeth Cleaning Because of COVID-19?
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many patients have understandably skipped, delayed, or cancelled their teeth cleaning appointments. However, it is important to note that not attending routine cleaning and exams for a long period of time can be problematic. Teeth cleaning is one of the best preventative procedures that you can get in order to limit costly dental issues such as gum recession and tooth decay. Also if you have underlying conditions that have not shown up yet, skipping routine dental appointments can potentially lead to late diagnosis of your issues hence increasing the severity of the problem.
At Dentistry on King, we take the safety and health of all our patients and staff extremely seriously and are very happy to inform you that we have taken, and continue to take, all the necessary precautionary measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.
To find out exactly how we are keeping our practice safe and compliant with the latest coronavirus regulations and restrictions, please visit our COVID-19 info page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most commonly asked questions patients have before, during and after their teeth cleaning appointment. If you have other questions or concerns feel free to contact us using the button below.
How Often Should I Get Professional Teeth Cleaning?
The general recommendation for healthy individuals with no ongoing dental problems is to have professional teeth cleaning done every four to six months. However, if you have gum disease or other dental conditions your dentist or hygienist might recommend a cleaning once every three to four months.
Is Teeth Cleaning Painful?
The teeth cleaning is generally not painful. However, depending on the amount of build-up on your teeth and the condition of your gums, you might experience some discomfort as the hygienist removes tartar and plaque from your teeth. You can rest assured that our hygienists have been trained to provide you with a dental cleaning that is as comfortable as possible.
How Long Does Dental Cleaning Appointment Take?
The routine dental cleaning appointment takes around one hour. However, depending on your individual needs it might take a bit longer or multiple appointments to fully clean your teeth.
How Much Does Teeth Cleaning Cost?
Routine teeth cleaning can range from $175 to $250 depending on the individual needs and requirements. Deep cleaning and New Patient cleaning for those with heavy buildup and/or periodontal disease starts from $250.
I Have Healthy Teeth, Do I Still Need to Get Professional Dental Cleaning?
Yes, it is strongly recommended for all patients to routinely have their teeth cleaned and examed. Dental cleaning is one of the best preventive measures that helps you maintain a healthy mouth. Despite your best efforts by cleaning your teeth at home, you might still develop plaque and tartar on your teeth over time which can deteriorate your teeth and gum. Also, routine dental cleaning gives your care provider the chance to diagnose underlying conditions before they become a serious issue.