Dental Cleanings in Markham
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Dental Cleanings in Markham
At Filgiano Dentistry, we know how important your teeth are. Proper care for your teeth is essential for a healthy, happy smile, which is why it’s critical to come in for regular cleanings.
What are dental cleanings?
A dental cleaning is a more thorough cleaning of your teeth than you get from simply brushing and flossing. While proper personal care for your teeth is essential, getting that “dentist clean,” especially for areas you may neglect, is also valuable.
What is the dental cleaning process?
When a dentist cleans your teeth, the first thing they’ll do is perform a physical exam. The physical exam checks for any signs of concern like gingivitis, tooth decay, and oral cancer.
The next step is to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. Plaque is a sticky film you find on the surface of your teeth, the result of bacteria mixing with sugary and starchy foods. The dentist will break out tools to scrape away the plaque into a disposable cloth.
Know that, without regular cleaning, plaque hardens and forms tartar that can only be removed by a visit to a dentist.
Plaque and tartar can lead to bad breath and permanent damage. The bacteria in plaque produce acids responsible for gum disease, cavities and tooth and enamel decay. That’s just one of the reasons regular cleanings are so important for your oral health.
After removing the surface plaque and tartar, your Markham dentist will use a high-grade toothbrush to give your teeth a deep cleaning. We use a unique, gritty toothpaste on your teeth that helps to remove any residual plaque and tartar the scraping didn’t catch.
Note: Only get this intensive brushing done by a dentist. If you brush too aggressively too frequently, you can remove the enamel from your teeth.
Now that your teeth are clean, we’ll give you an expert flossing. Essentially, this gets rid of any remaining toothpaste or plaque from the cleaning. It also helps us identify any areas where bleeding might happen.
With your mouth now fresh and clean, we’ll have you rinse it out, then apply a fluoride treatment. This helps to protect your teeth from cavities and is generally adequate for months.
During your visit to Filgiano Dentistry, we might also take x-rays of your teeth. These allow us to inspect areas not visible to the naked eye, like ensuring that your jaw and teeth are healthy on the inside.
How long does a dental cleaning take?
While much depends on how much work needs to be done, a dental cleaning appointment is typically scheduled for 1 hour. However, if we need a dental exam or x-ray, it could take up to two hours.
How much is dental cleaning in Markham?
There are many types of cleaning, from regular to deep cleaning to full-mouth debridement for excessive plaque, tartar, or bacteria buildup. While most insurance plans cover regular cleanings 100%, some may have a maximum amount or a cap. For deep cleaning, the average annual maximum is $1,000 to $1,500.
A regular cleaning without x-rays should run between $75 to $200. Deep cleaning, done one quadrant at a time and involved more scaling and root planing, could cost anywhere from $500 to $4,000.
We recommend coming in for an oral exam, and we can give you an accurate estimate of the cost.
How long do dental cleanings last?
Generally, we recommend coming in for a dental examination and cleaning every six months. That way, we stay on top of any potential problems and keep your teeth in the best shape possible.
While this is ideal, we might recommend a different schedule based on your personal needs.
We also recognize insurance companies offer different coverage for dental treatments. Still, we want to ensure that your teeth get the care and attention they deserve. We’re happy to work with you to form a schedule that best suits your financial situation.
Caring for your teeth: a team effort
We know you take the time to brush and floss regularly at home, but there are always things that might not be visible to your naked eye. Coming into Filgiano Dentistry for a professional dental cleaning allows us to make sure your teeth are in tip-top shape. It also ensures that we’re aware of any potentially problematic areas and can act accordingly.
During your dental cleaning and oral exam, we’ll explain to you precisely what we’re doing and what we discover. Our team is always happy to answer any questions and provide you with the tools and techniques you need for a lifetime of excellent oral health.
We strive to offer you the best dental service in Markham. With over 25 years of experience serving the community, you can rely on Filgiano Dentistry for all your dental care needs. From cosmetic to family dentistry or emergency dental services, our team is happy to offer all our clients a comfortable and friendly environment. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We want to be the dentists you like.
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Our Markham dental office remains open and we continue to do more than the recommended measures to keep you safe.
It will always be our primary goal to ensure the safety and comfort of our patients and of our staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our Office Manager Jill at the office at 905-294-6444 and she will be happy to talk with you.