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Dental Hygiene Services (Oral Hygiene)

Dental hygiene or oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean, providing full oral health care to avoid dental problems (like teeth cavities, gingivitis, and bad breath). Good oral hygiene is also required for healing and regeneration of oral tissues when there are oral pathologic conditions such as gingivitis, periodontitis, dental trauma, oral cysts, etc.

Although brushing and flossing your teeth is a contributing factor to clean teeth and a healthy mouth, dental hygiene services are proven to prevent dental illnesses and help heal and regenerate oral tissues. Regularly visiting the dental hygienist prevents future dental issues and sustains good oral health.

What can I expect in a visit to my hygienist?

Your dental hygienist can provide the following services:

Scaling - Scaling is the removal of bacterial plaque, stain and calculus/tartar from above and below the gum line.

Ultrasonic Tartar removal - dentists and dental hygienists use ultrasonic instruments to remove hardened deposits/tartar not removed by routine brushing

Manual Tartar removal - manually removing smaller pieces of tartar using finer tools

Polishing - removal of plaque and stains from the teeth for a smoother surface to slow down the development of plaque and give you a brighter smile

Desensitizing - a protective seal may be placed on a tooth to prevent sensitivity of the gum and teeth

Fluoride - varnishing your teeth using fluoride enriched paste make your teeth more resistant to acid attacks from plaque bacteria and sugar to prevent tooth decay, desensitize teeth and strengthen surfaces

Sealants - sealants are plastic coatings that are usually applied to the biting and chewing surface of the permanent back teeth to protect them from decay and prevent cavities. Sealants are generally applied shortly after the eruption of a permanent molar

At Toronto Diamond Dental Clinics you will receive a complete Dental hygiene and teeth cleaning from our professional experienced hygienists.

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