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Dental Cleanings

At Revelstoke Dental Centre in Revelstoke, BC, our dental team believes that preventive care and regular dental cleanings can keep dental diseases and signs of damage at bay, giving you a healthy, strong smile you can be proud of!

Dental Cleanings | Revelstoke Dental Centre

Why are dental cleanings so important?

Caring for your teeth and preventing early signs of tooth decay is critical to ensuring that your teeth remain strong and healthy for years to come.

Regular dental cleanings and polishing performed by our Revelstoke Dental Centre dentist will ensure that your teeth are healthy and free of plaque. Dental cleanings maintain the overall health of your entire mouth, including the gums, and inner cheeks and tongue, making it an absolutely essential dental procedure.

Components of a Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings are either performed by the dentist or a registered dental hygienist. Your dental cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:

  • Removal of Plaque
    Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produces toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal (gum) disease.
  • Removal of Calculus (Tartar)
    Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the surface of the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth's structure. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Teeth Polishing
    Remove stain and plaque that is not otherwise removed during manual tooth brushing and scaling.

How often do I need a dental cleaning?

The general rule is to visit the dentist for a dental cleaning every 6 months.

This will help the health of your teeth. Everyone is different however and how often you need a dental cleaning may vary – it is best to follow the direction of the dentist on how often is appropriate for your dental health. 

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