Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygienists Serving Toronto and Area

If you take good care of your teeth, you’ll probably spend less time getting fillings with our dentist, and more time with our hygienist instead. Most patients refer to this time as a cleaning, but dental hygiene appointments can also include the following preventative services:

  • Screening for oral cancer – thoroughly examining your tongue, lips and gums to find any abnormal white or red oral spots
  • Applying fluoride to make your teeth more resistant to decay
  • Placing pit and fissure sealants, eliminating debris-collecting grooves on tooth surfaces
  • Cleaning and scaling teeth to remove plaque, tartar, and surface stains – leaving you with that fresh-from-the-dentist clean
  • Ultra-sonic scaling is available for patients that prefer this technique instead of manual scaling
  • Polishing teeth and restorations

Additionally, our dental hygienists can help you maintain and improve your oral health with root decay, periodontal disease and fresh breath treatments. If you want to brighten your smile, they can provide you with professional take-home whitening or in-office one-hour whitening.

Hygienists are also responsible for relaying educational information including:

  • Brushing and flossing instructions, to ensure your home-care techniques are effective
  • Nutrition counselling
  • Explanations of dental treatments
  • Discussing future treatment

Hygiene services begin at Dawson, but they must always be followed by proper brushing, flossing and healthy eating at home. If you’re not sure how, ask our hygienist!

Watch this video to learn more about your dental hygiene visit.

Watch this video to learn more about your deep hygiene cleaning appointment.









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