New Patient Exam & Cleaning
New Patient Exam & Cleaning Kelowna
Regular cleanings are essential to both your oral and overall health! We’ll help you keep a healthy mouth and fresh breath so that you can enhance your relationships and live better.
Oral hygiene is imperative to maintaining a healthy body. Tartar and plaque build-ups can lead to tooth decay and gum disease when left unattended. Regular check ups and cleanings can prevent many future problems. Let us help you ensure your teeth and gums stay in optimal health as we strive to improve and maintain your oral hygiene.
- Regular checkups can prevent gum disease
- Clean teeth and healthy gums
- Whiter smile
- Prevent cavities
- Reduce teeth sensitivity
- Freshen breath
Why Choose Us?
A thorough cleaning of your teeth, gums, and mouth is one of the most important stages of your dental checkup. This is a simple and painless process that involves:
- The removal of plaque and tartar between your teeth and gum line.
- Polishing your teeth with a high-powered electric toothbrush to remove residual tartar.
- Expert flossing.
- Fluoride treatment.
For patients with gum disease, we also offer periodontal root planing and scaling. This periodontal hygiene therapy is a deep cleaning that involves two parts. The first part is, scaling which is the removal of plaque and tartar. The second part is root planing in which the roots of your teeth are smoothed out, to help your gums reattach to your teeth.
Typically a general cleaning will last around 60 minutes while one of our qualified hygienists gently cleans the surfaces of your teeth. The process rids your teeth of any built up tartar, plaque, and stains by using an ultrasonic water scaler and various manual scalers. The hygienist will then carefully examine your mouth for any existing or potential problems such as decay or periodontal disease.
How long will my appointment take?
If you come in for regular cleanings, your appointment should last approximately 60 minutes. However, time may vary depending on your oral hygiene.
Will it hurt to get my teeth cleaned?
New advances in the dental industry have allowed for a very comfortable experience during regular cleanings. However, some discomfort may be felt during cleaning near the gum line.
Why do I need to get my teeth cleaned so often?
A professional cleaning can get to places in your mouth that you can’t with a toothbrush of floss. It is important to rid your mouth of the harmful bacteria hiding below your gums.
Will my cleaning be covered by my insurance?
Most of our treatments are covered by a majority of insurance companies. For a more detailed explanation of your coverage please call your service provider.
Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.
Check Your Dental Insurance or Ask Us a Question
Have a question about your smile? Curious if you are covered under your current dental insurance plan? Fill out the form below and one of our professional dental team members will get back to you as soon as possible.