Bloor West Dental Group - Toronto

Teeth Cleanings in Toronto

Regular checkups and cleanings prevent gum disease and tooth decay. Plan your cleaning and checkup every 6 months to prevent the sudden onset of dental pain and unexpected expenses.
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Importance of Teeth Cleanings

Maintaining regular teeth cleanings stands as one of the most pivotal measures in safeguarding both your teeth and gum health. This practice eradicates plaque, tartar, and bacteria responsible for decay, gum ailments, and persistent bad breath, reaching nooks that brushing and flossing alone may not access easily. Moreover, consistent teeth cleanings contribute to a naturally whiter and brighter appearance, obviating the necessity for bleaching procedures.

Benefits of routine teeth cleanings include:
  • Removal of plaque, a bacterial-laden adhesive substance that erodes enamel.
  • Elimination of hardened tartar buildup, a form of plaque that can escalate to gum disease.
  • Eradication of stains from beverages like coffee and tea, among others.
  • Assessment of receding gums, chipped or fractured teeth, and potential perilous tooth infections.

What Happens During A Teeth Cleaning?

Gum Health

Extremely vital yet frequently undervalued, your gums play a crucial role in upholding your teeth and enhancing your smile’s aesthetics. During our examination, we will thoroughly inspect your tongue, gums, teeth, and all other oral regions, with special attention to the gum line. Our objective is to ascertain that your entire mouth is in optimal health, devoid of any indications of inflammation or potential gum issues. Rest assured, we won’t be overly stern about your flossing routine.

Plaque & Tartar Removal

Plaque, a gentle and adhesive film, accumulates on your teeth over time. Without regular and comprehensive brushing, flossing, and professional attention, it can solidify into stubborn tartar deposits. Typically darker in hue, tartar often forms in challenging-to-reach spots such as the gumline. A skilled hygienist possesses the expertise and instruments necessary to meticulously remove entrenched plaque and tartar from these inaccessible areas. With these tasks completed, we can conclude by meticulously polishing your teeth, erasing stains and imparting a radiant gleam.

Dentist Exam

Following your teeth cleaning, it’s an ideal moment to undergo a dental examination. Your dentist will carefully review your dental records and X-rays, focusing on any areas of concern or recurring issues. Based on this assessment, the dentist might suggest additional treatments or provide guidance on methods to mitigate or reverse tooth decay, inflammation, or gum disease. We are here to address any inquiries you may have and are attentive to any discomfort, sensitivity, or dental discomfort you’ve encountered. Your well-being is our priority.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

To maintain a joyful and healthy smile, we advise scheduling a checkup and teeth cleaning every half-year, or every six months.

Consider this as a comprehensive physical examination for your mouth. This assessment will evaluate the state of your oral well-being and enable us to establish an initial set of measurements, which will aid in tracking any eventual alterations over time (such as gum recession) and detecting any worrisome regions that might have escaped your notice thus far (like an infected tooth). By the conclusion of your appointment, you can anticipate a consultation with our dental experts to converse about your dental aspirations.

Typically, a thorough oral assessment and X-rays require approximately one hour, and this timeframe can be extended by an additional hour to commence your cleaning procedure if desired.

We’re delighted to aid you in transferring your X-rays from your former dentist. Upon receiving the X-rays, we will assess them and inform you if there’s a need for any updated ones.

No need to delay! If you experience any mouth pain or discomfort, get in touch with us immediately. We’ll be prepared to suggest the most suitable steps to take. Address the matter promptly to prevent it from escalating into a significant concern.

Certainly. Checkups encompass the entirety of your mouth – gums, tongue, bones, and beyond. Even if you wear dentures, we encourage you to visit us so we can verify the condition and fit of your dentures, and also assess the overall health of your mouth.

Typically, dental cleanings take around 30 minutes to an hour and are conducted while comfortably reclining in a dental chair. Following a professional teeth cleaning, you might observe a sense of renewed freshness and enhanced brightness in your teeth.

Due to the individual variations in patient requirements and comfort preferences, there are instances where we suggest dividing your cleaning session. This approach aims to guarantee a comprehensive and comfortable experience during your visit. This might be recommended if a patient has gone without dental care for an extended period, leading to heightened tartar accumulation and weaker gums, or if a patient is susceptible to sensitivity, tartar buildup, or plaque formation. Be assured, your dentist and hygienist will evaluate your gums and teeth, sharing their suggestions with you, empowering you to make an informed decision about your dental care.

Opt for fluoride-infused toothpaste designed to control tartar. While your toothbrush skills might be excellent, dental floss remains the sole means to eliminate plaque from between your teeth and prevent tartar buildup in these challenging-to-reach regions. Make it a habit to rinse daily. Incorporate an antiseptic mouthwash into your routine to combat the bacteria responsible for plaque formation.

With regular dental cleanings, you can go ahead and eat after the cleaning, try to avoid food or drinks that are acidic or abrasive. However, if you received a fluoride treatment during your cleaning, you should wait at least 30 minutes before eating anything.

Even if your teeth are sensitive, it’s essential not to skip brushing and flossing. In fact, persisting with these habits after a cleaning is the optimal approach to uphold the outcomes of your dentist’s efforts.

What Our Patients are Saying


My first dentist in Canada. The result was excellent and still works flawlessly after almost two decades. Thank you!

Valina Sintal

Been going to this dentist since I was a kid and the staff are always very friendly. The dentists and hygienists go the extra mile to make sure my teeth are well taken care of!

Tracy McQuire

I have nothing but amazing things to say about Bloor West Dental Group for both me and my kids. Over the seven years we have been going to this office we have had a few dental issues and Dr. Jaclyn Chin has gone above and beyond to help us make informed decisions. You can tell that she genuinely cares about the well being of her patients and she will listen and help tailor treatment plans that fit budgets, lifestyles and comfort levels.

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