The Canadian Dental Association states that 48% of Canadians who haven't been to a dentist in the past year suffer from gum disease. The odds become worse the longer it has been since you've had your teeth professionally cleaned.
Regular brushing and flossing are essential to good dental health, but only a professional cleaning can remove the buildup of tartar and plaque on your teeth that naturally occurs over time. It's recommended that you see a dentist for a cleaning and exam at least once a year to ensure your continued good dental health.
During a hygiene appointment in our Whitby office, our dental hygienist will clean your teeth with special tools, removing tartar buildup. Then they will polish the surfaces of your teeth to remove stains and improve their appearance. Finally we will give you a thorough oral exam to detect early signs of tooth decay, disease and oral cancer.
Regular cleaning and dental exams are your first line of defence against decay and gum disease. Are you overdue for a cleaning?