Dr. Michael Handler

Cleaning and Dental Hygiene Scarborough

Cleaning and Dental Hygiene in Scarborough at Dr. Michael Handler Dentistry

Gentle teeth cleanings by experienced and friendly dental hygienists are at the heart of what we offer at Dr. Michael Handler Dentistry. We believe that maintaining a healthy mouth, gums, and teeth is not just a choice, but a necessity. Our dedicated dental professionals encourage patients to schedule dental cleanings every six months as part of a proactive approach to oral health. These regular cleanings not only ensure the health of your teeth but also prevent the development of larger, more costly issues like cavities and gum disease.

What Happens During a Dental Cleaning?

Wondering what to expect during a dental cleaning at Dr. Michael Handler Dentistry in Scarborough? Allow us to guide you through the process to make your visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Step 1: Physical Exam

Our highly qualified and registered dental hygienists perform most teeth cleanings at our clinic. Before the cleaning begins, they conduct a comprehensive physical exam of your entire mouth, assessing your oral health.

Step 2: Scaling

Using a specialized scaling tool, our dental hygienists will gently and meticulously remove any plaque and tartar buildup from around your gum line and between your teeth. Scaling is a more in-depth procedure than a standard dental cleaning as it involves cleaning the areas below the gum line. This is crucial in preventing the development or progression of gum disease.

Step 3: Polish

After your teeth are plaque-free, one of our dental hygienists will use a high-powered electric brush to remove any remaining tartar and to polish your teeth, leaving them shining and smooth.

Step 4: Fluoride Treatment

The final step in the teeth cleaning process is a fluoride treatment. We apply a foamy gel to your teeth, allowing it to sit for one minute. This foamy gel acts as a protectant, helping to fight cavities and strengthen your tooth enamel.

Why Is Teeth Cleaning Important?

Regular professional teeth cleanings are vital for residents of Scarborough for several reasons:

They remove plaque, tartar buildup, and stains, improving your overall dental health.

Teeth cleaning helps individuals avoid costly, long-term dental issues in the future.

Benefits of Regular Teeth Cleaning

In addition to maintaining excellent oral health, regular teeth cleanings offer numerous advantages, including:

1. Improving Your Smile & Confidence

A bright smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Professional teeth cleaning removes plaque and tartar that can discolor your teeth, leaving you with a confident, white smile. We also offer guidance on proper teeth whitening products when needed.

2. Gum Disease Prevention

Regular professional teeth cleaning allows our dentists to remove plaque and tartar, helping your gum tissues heal. This preventive measure is usually sufficient to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Ignoring cavities can lead to more extensive problems, resulting in severe pain and tooth loss.

3. Minimizes Risk of Heart-Related Issues

Poor dental hygiene can lead to dental bacteria entering your bloodstream and potentially affecting your heart valves. Professional teeth cleaning can help prevent heart disease related to oral problems.

4. Minimizes the Risk of Other Illnesses

Your dental cleaning at Dr. Michael Handler Dentistry includes an examination of your mouth for early signs of oral cancer and diabetes. Early detection is crucial in preventing these diseases from progressing.

5. Early Detection Saves You Money

During your quarterly dental cleaning, our hygienists thoroughly examine your dental structure. This enables early detection of problems such as cracked or chipped teeth, cavities, or missing fillings, which can be managed before they worsen, saving you money in the long run.

Don't wait until dental issues become serious. Contact us today to book your teeth cleaning appointment at Dr. Michael Handler Dentistry in Scarborough. We are committed to helping you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile and ensuring your overall well-being.

Complete Oral Care

Do you ever feel nervous about dentist appointments? Rest assured: we cater to nervous and anxious patients in a gentle and considerate manner. Call us now to schedule a free consultation!